Posted by Herb G at 12:08 AM
According to John Harpur of the New York Daily News, the Mets are seeking a ruling from Major League Baseball to protect their first round draft pick. Since they originally had the #10 pick, which was protected, but moved to #11 when Pittsburgh failed to sign their first round pick, they are asking MLB to restore the protection and to designate their second round pick as the one to be lost in the event they sign a free agent who declined a qualifying offer. (Who might that be, I wonder.) Thus far they have not received a reply to their request.