According to MLBTradeRumors, Omar Minaya and Cleveland GM Mark Shapiro had a face-to-face meeting.
MLBTR speculates that the Mets might be interested in an outfielder such as Jason Michaels, David Dellucci, or Shin Soo Choo, and possibly in pitchers Cliff Lee and/or Jeremy Sowers.
Choo — no, because he’s coming off TJ surgery and is not better than existing options. Dellucci — no, he’s a LH hitter and the Mets need a righty. Michaels — maybe, but I hope not. Lee — possible. Sowers — huh? I thought Sowers was the Injuns’ lefthanded version of Mike Pelfrey … so how / why is he available?
Personally, I hope the talk surrounds Kelly Shoppach … but that’s doubtful. Lee or Sowers would be a fine alternative for fifth starter insurance … or who knows, maybe I was on to something with the Andy Marte suggestion.
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