Omar Minaya will talk right up until 3 p.m. Monday, but nothing seems hot right now. The thing about Barry Zito is the Mets don’t need him now to win the division. Their thinking has to be why should they take the risk of dealing their best prospect in Lastings Milledge for a guy they can sign in the offseason as a free agent. Of course, that won’t help them in the postseason, but it’s part of the process.
Zito’s agent is Scott Boras, and you know he wants to explore the market this winter. So, unless the Mets are prepared to break the bank, they face a strong possibility of giving up a lot and having Zito walk.