The GM meetings are underway in Florida, and yes, the Mets will meet with agent Scott Boras about Alex Rodriguez.
“As I’ve said before, he’s one of the free agents in the market, and we’re looking at all free agents,” Minaya said, something he says all the time.
He also said: “We don’t need to fill third base. I’m telling you, today we’re very happy with David Wright at third base.”
Minaya won’t tip his hand on anything. I read this as the GM covering all the bases because Rodriguez would be an unlikely and expensive fit.
The Mets offered a Rodriguez a little over $100 million seven years ago and if published reports are true, they’ll have to more than triple that to be in the hunt.
Boras will bring to the table reports detailing Rodriguez’s numbers and he’d be right. He’ll also speculate about what Rodriguez might produce revenue wise for the Mets and SNY. All that’s conjecture. The Mets will sell out most every game in 2008, the last season at Shea, and in 2009 and beyond, after the new park opens.
For Boras to credit Rodriguez for that would be inaccurate and self-serving.