The Mets are sure to meet with Barry Zito this week. Probably early. Even after they meet, I can’t see a signing this week. The Mets might make an offer, but Scott Boras will play the teams against each other. As of now, the Mets, Texas and San Francisco have stated an interest. The Giants’ might be more able to make a deal with Barry Bonds deferring a large part of his salary.
If three teams are interested, one week isn’t enough time to get it all done. My guess is still in January.