As the team across town is celebrating their latest acquisition, the Mets are trying to fill a void of their own.
According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the Mets and Derek Lowe are "deep in negotiatons" [sic].
The Mets have consistently remarked that Lowe is "out of their price range" but most with a keen eye knew that was all just a ploy. The team has money to spend, and they need to land an above average starter to help even out the starting rotation -- Lowe would be that man.
If the Mets do sign Lowe, Oliver Perez is easily forgotten.