Mets GM Omar Minaya, speaking at the Mets annual holiday party, said the team is in it for Barry Zito if the deal “makes sense.’’ Translation: It’s all about the bucks.
The Rangers are the only team believed to have made an offer, and it’s reportedly over $100 million. San Francisco and Seattle aren’t really the players they led one to believe. So right now it’s Mets and Texas.
Minaya said things should heat up after the Daisuke Matsuzaka negotiations are completed in Boston. It looks like it will get done if it hasn’t already. Like I said, there was too much to lose by all parties for things to fall through.