Found December 13, 2011 on Mets Fever:
Sandy Alderson said today that if the Mets bring in a starting pitcher it will need to be someone who gives them flexibility.  A pitcher who could be in the rotation or a longman out of the pen or someone who could start the year in Buffalo.  A pitcher with experience in both the rotation and the pen, who had options or signed a minor league deal.  Earlier this month it was reported that the Mets were interested in re-signing Miguel Batista, this seems to be the type of pitcher they're looking for...

“There are some interesting names out there. We have to hit the right spot with the guy that gives us the kind of flexibility that will ultimately give us the depth. And that’s not always easy to find. source ESPN NY
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