I hope you all enjoyed the Holidays. The Mets were quiet over the weekend and figure to be slow this week, also. That’s not to say things haven’t happened. Texas acquired pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the White Sox and Jeff Suppan is off the board, headed for Milwaukee. Both impact the landscape for Barry Zito, in favor of the Mets.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels said, “I’m not terribly encouraged,’’ when asked about Zito, and, obviously, not having Suppan available has to put the focus on Zito.
Meanwhile, the Yankees would like to trade Randy Johnson, and if they can, that frees up money to go after Zito without adding to their luxury tax bill. Then again, if the Yankees were really interested, nothing would stop them.