There’s no need any more for the Mets to give Boras because the Rangers did. One team is enough. Boras won’t be intimidated by a deadline. I don’t expect Boras to cave and grab the Rangers’ offer, without first giving the Mets and the other players a chance to beat it. Given that, the Mets will have a safety net.
If Boras doesn’t bite on the Rangers, that narrows the field for the Mets. Then it’s only San Francisco and Seattle. I would worry more about the Giants because they have some flexibility with Bonds getting a lot of his salary deferred, and with Jason Schmidt and Moises Alou gone.
Plus, the Giants are a Coastal team as Zito wants, and he doesn’t have to leave home.