December 20, 2006

Zito update

John Delcos at Lo Hud, gives an update on the Barry Zito situation:

The Mets and agent Scott Boras are talking today in LA. The Giants and Seattle are believed to have had discussions with Boras at the winter meetings, but nothing formal since. It stands to reason if they have interest they'll be some sort of meeting, which means it doesn't get done this week.

After that come the offers.

As of now, the Mets haven't made one but are discussing parameters. They like five years and $73 million; Boras is thinking six and $100 million.

Please, don't say anything about having the best chance to win. That's a lot of smoke. If that were the case, he'd stay in Oakland, which has been pretty much a playoff fixture, with more October appearances over the past five years than any of the other teams interested, including the Mets.

Remember: IN THE END IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY.

Interesting point of view and more true than most Mets fans would like to believe.

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