Why the Mets refuse to pay over slot money is beyond me. Last year the Tigers got Rick Porcello with the 27th pick because they were willing to drop some coin on him.
Pedro Alvarez, who is the highest rated bat since Alex Gordon, may drop to 4th because he has Scott Boras as an agent.
There could very easily be a top rated player drop to the Mets because of signability issues. I really hope they pull the trigger.
What they haven't done is go way outside of the system (Such as offering 2-3x slot money) like some teams will, or carry their willingness to spend extra past the first round.
Minaya says the Mets will abide by only one edict when choosing between college or high school candidates, and deciding whether to pursue pitchers or position players: This time around, the GM said, "we're going after the best available players. That's going to come first."