MLB Insider Jon Heyman of SI.com tweets that the Mets are now engaging John Lackey, Matt Holliday, and Jason Bay with renewed hopes of signing one of them.
Purse strings opening for Omar? Mets are talking to Lackey, Holliday and Bay with renewed hopes to sign one of big three.
I’m not buying into anything until we get something more substantial, but at least that bit of news is somewhat hopeful.
Of course the big news this morning is that the Mets have offered free agent Bengie Molina a 2-year deal worth $12 million dollars. That is according to David Lennon of Newsday who includes this quote:,
“The Mets have told other agents that Bengie Molina is clearly their first choice, and if he accepts a two-year deal, in the $12-million range, he figures to be a Met very shortly.”
This goes against earlier reports that suggested the Mets were only willing to go one year with Molina which I think was the smart move.
However there are several other teams interested in Molina and the Mets may have had to give him a two year deal just to get something done.
Still no indication if Molina is going to accept the Mets offer or maybe shop it around for something better.
From what I can tell, Mets fans are very split on Molina with strong opinions on both sides. He could become just as polarizing as Jeff Francoeur was when the Mets acquired him.
Molina will probably signal the end for Omir Santos unless the Mets decide to go with three catchers which they’ve done in the past. But somehow I get the sense that Santos has few friends among the Mets coaches and that he’ll be spending most of 2010 in Class-AAA Buffalo.
Would you be happy if Bengie Molina accepted the Mets offer?