From Marty Noble:
The Mets learned Friday they have more than a passing interest in signing CC Sabathia. They were delighted by the very prospect of a Johan Santana-Sabathia tandem. If they could have pulled off the deal for Roy Oswalt a few summers ago, it could have been Santana-Oswalt-Sabathia -- SOS for their opponents. And why not dream?Not surprised. Rumors get blown out of the water, just from one person saying "Yeah, we'd like a guy like him," it turns into a full on "METS PURSUING CC!!!!!"
Turns out it is a dream, two-thirds of it, anyway. Oswalt never made it to Queens, and from what folks in the Mets hierarchy said Friday, Sabathia won't either; not because the club doesn't want him, but because it has no intention of making a run at him. A published report said the Mets would.
Just another reason to take every rumor you hear with a big grain of salt.