Went out to dinner tonight with friends, and halfway through somebody asked me, “I have to ask you something.” Before he got his question out I said, “I don’t know if they are going to get Zito or not, but if they want him they can get him.” Point being, if the Mets want to spend Zito is theirs.
The Mets have the resources, but Texas has the history of caving when it comes to dealing with Scott Boras. I know the Mets don’t want to go as high as $100 million, but I have a feeling will take something in that neighborhood to get it done.
They met today and will talk again tomorrow. That’s when they’ll talk money. Boras wants six guaranteed, and the Mets prefer four, but could go to five. They might get around this by offering option years. They have the money now, and will definitely have no problem at the end of the contract, regardless of the length, because of their new stadium and the naming rights.