What risk averse Met fans?
You said it yourself you wouldn't give Bourn 5 years...
Aside from Ludwick and Ross there was not a lot the Mets could have done this offseason with the OF in terms of quality upgrades.
Hamilton was never going to happen, Melky is a steroid user, Torii Hunter is 38 years old, Gomes was overpaid, and Upton is not even as good as Bourn (he got 5 years and the Mets would have had to surrender the 11th pick for him as well)
The Juan Riveras of the world are not making this team better.