Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/2/13
Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog is reporting that The Mets are still looking for a veteran starting pitcher, who they will most likely sign off the free-agent market. This winter, the Mets have been most linked in rumors to Shaun Marcum, Joe Saunders, Carl Pavano and Chris Young, though Jair Jurrjens, Kyle Lohse, Derek Lowe and Daisuke Matsuzaka, among others, are also available. From what I can gather, the Mets are looking to give only a one-year deal. They have the money to pay any of the above, but they would prefer not to give out a long-term contract. They’re using New York City, their pitcher’s park and a guaranteed spot in the rotation as bait. Personally, I like Shaun Marcum and Kyle Lohse the best out of that group, but lets get serious here, there’s no way in hell the Mets can afford either of them. Additionally, Lohse would cost the Mets a first round draft pick so why he’s even being mentioned as an option is beyond me. The others are all huge question marks that could end up backfiring
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