Word out of Philly has the Phillies trying to deal “Jon Lieber”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5235, and one national writer says the Mets should make a run at him. No way.
Lieber was 9-11 with a lofty 4.93 ERA last season, but more importantly is 36 with a $7.5 million contract. That’s not what the Mets are looking for. Besides, do you really see the Phillies trading within the division? I don’t.
Lieber is the kind of pitcher teams with pitching holes trade for during the season. Teams go into spring training with the idea of going with youth.