The Mets’ Zito Posse is home, and it is unlikely they’ve made an offer. They are digesting Boras’ salary demands, which we know will be excessive.
Jeff Suppan is the best FA pitcher left on the market other than Zito, so it makes sense the Mets would check him out. He’s a little better than .500 lifetime, which would make him an ideal No. 4 or No. 5 starter. He had a good playoff run, so you know he’s able to pitch under pressure.
The back end of the Mets’ rotation was a mess last season, and Suppan would provide expensive stability. That’s the key. More often than not he’ll provide quality, which translates to at least six innings. Where that is important is in preserving bullpen innings.