January 05, 2007

Mets interested in Weaver

Ken Davidoff at Newsday, writes about the Mets, Jeff Weaver and how they like him for the short term:

If Jeff Weaver wants to take a second chance at New York, it would have to be on a short-term deal. And the Mets haven't even decided who they like best in a paltry free-agent market.

The Mets are still trying to fill out their starting rotation, and right-hander Tomo Ohka isn't their only free agent option. The club also has interest in righties Tony Armas and Weaver, a source confirmed last night. The most intriguing (perplexing might be a better word) is Weaver.

According to one Internet site dedicated to major-league salaries, Weaver is looking for a four-year deal worth $40 million - a staggering sum even in this escalating market. The Mets, according to a report yesterday, were said to be wary of Weaver because of his previous experience in the Big Apple with the Yankees.

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