Spoke with Omar Minaya and he still wants pitching. He also said he recognizes the Mets’ potential holes after this season with the potential departures of Pedro Martinez, Orlando Hernandez, Moises Alou and Carlos Delgado.
Those are holes that will need to be filled, and the prospects supposedly going to Minnesota for Johan Santana could do it either on the field or in a trade.
Never mind the $130-plus million it would take to sign him, but even with Santana, you’ll still have those holes, and a lot less flexibility to fill them.
You’re hearing how the Mets are frontrunners, but that’s because the Yankees and Boston are holding the line. The Twins want the Mets in this so they can get the Red Sox and Yankees bidding again. The Twins are playing the Mets for chumps.