Barry Zito is starting to make the rounds. He’s already visited with Texas, and agent Scott Boras is sure to meet with Mets GM Omar Minaya at the winter meeting next week in Orlando. Boras is seeking six years for the lefty, and at roughly $12 million a season that comes out to $72 million for the package. That’s only a conservative estimate.
Zito has been an innings eater, which is what Boras is pushing, but that also means eventually there will be a ceiling. Six years is a huge commitment for any player, let alone a pitcher. Assuming the Mets re-sign Tom Glavine, should the Mets go after Zito, or should they look at trade options, or go from within?