According to Marty Noble, the Mets may make offers to Derek Lowe, Oliver Perez and Randy Wolf this week.
The Mets believe Lowe and Perez, both represented by agent Scott Boras, are more in position to sign now that one of Boras' higher-profile clients, Mark Teixeira, has agreed to a deal with the Yankees. They still view Wolf as a fall back alternate to the other two. There has been no indication the Mets will pursue more than one starter or that they will pursue any reliever to any great extent, opting instead to allow the market to slow even more.Noble goes on to note that Lowe is valued higher than Perez, mainly due to his consistency.
The "Sign Lowe" movement has been gaining voices the last few weeks among the fans, and I am part of that group. I'd like to see a multi-year deal sometime soon, but hopefully not for a ridiculous amount of money.
And ignoring the Lowe and Perez possibilities, I still feel the Mets should sign Wolf no matter what. They need a back end of the rotation guy in case Jon Niese can't handle the duties.
1. Sign Lowe...If not, 2. Sign Perez...3. Sign Wolf either way. The end.