It’s on. Mets VP Jeff Wilpon, GM Omar Minaya and executives Tony Bernanzard and John Ricco will fly to LA tomorrow to meet with Scott Boras and Barry Zito. They’ll talk tomorrow, have dinner, then talk again Wednesday.
I would think if Zito were really interested, there would be a trip to NY to scout out homes. It’s one thing to come here as a traveling player and stay in hotel. It’s another to come here looking for a place to live for five or six years.
So, how should the Mets play this? Should they go back and forth with Boras or should they put their best offer on the table right away and say take it or leave it?