GM Omar Minaya said the Mets’ priority is pitching and any team with an arm is on his speed dial.
“Believe me, we are in contact with the clubs of all these guys,” Minaya said today. “No club has told us, ‘you’re not in it.’ ”
The list includes Minnesota’s Johan Santana, Baltimore’s Erik Bedard, and Dan Haren of Oakland.
Last year, Minaya told ownership $126 million over seven years was too steep a price to pay for free agent pitcher Barry Zito, but he hasn’t said the same thing about Santana.
However, Santana would cost more than money.
Shortstop Jose Reyes is off limits.
“We are very happy with Jose Reyes,” Minaya said. “Jose Reyes is part of our core. I don’t see us trading Jose Reyes.”