In his “2010 Top 50 Free Agents” post, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors goes through his personal top 50 free agents from the off-season. He then posts where he thinks the player will land.
Dierkes tabbed No. 1 free agent Matt Holliday as a future-Met. He also pegged No. 5 Randy Wolf and No. 25 Brad Penny as possibly Flushing-bound.
There are a bunch of other names mentioned as possible interests to the Mets, but those are the only ones that Dierkes had definitely coming the Mets way.
I do think the Mets will be big players for Holliday. They might have to overpay, but this seems like an Omar Minaya-type addition. Big bat, decent glove and a big splash.
Wolf, I wouldn’t mind. He’s not the perfect Band Aid for the Mets starting rotation (more like some duct tape and a prayer), but he’d fill a hole.
And a big “no thanks” to Penny. Unless he costs only a…nevermind.