According to Anthony McCarron in the Daily News, the Mets have turned their sights to free agent Randy Wolf. I believe the Mets made a tiny run at him during the 2008 season, but he instead went to the Houston Astros.
Here's what McCarron had to say:
The Mets are interested in re-signing Oliver Perez, something GM Omar Minaya has said is "50-50." Lefty Randy Wolf, who has a career mark of 11-5 with a 3.34 ERA in 28 starts against the Mets, is another strong possibility. Wolf is likely to sign faster than Perez, which would solve the Mets' rotation riddle sooner.McCarron also notes that Wolf is represented by Arm Tellem, a person Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon have come to know lately, since he also represent Francisco Rodriguez.
Wolf spent eight seasons with the Phillies before moving on to the Dodgers, San Diego and Houston. His best seasons came between 2000 and 2003 when he went 48-39. Since 2002, he hasn't posted an ERA below 4.23.
In 2005 and 2006, Wolf combined to pitch only 130.7 innings. In 2007 he pitched 102.7 and last season he threw 190.3 between the Padres and Astros.
If the Mets do sign him, I hope it's cheap and incentive laden. He's the kind of guy that can break down very easily.