The Mets’ delegation had productive talks with Scott Boras and Barry Zito, which is to say they’ll talk again. In case Zito falls through, or to give Boras something to think about, they also spoke with the agents for Mark Mulder and Jeff Suppan.
The Rangers say they have not offered Zito a $100-million package, but that doesn’t mean they won’t later. The Mets’ parameters are five years and $73 million. After talking with Boras they could bump that up, but by how much we don’t know yet.