Is Omar Faking a Lee-gasm?
The Mets have been very vocal in their interest in acquiring Cliff Lee. They’ve made the usual statements about being unwilling to trade “top prospects” to acquire him, but if you believe the Mets, the interest is there.
However, recent reports indicate that:
- The Mets may be out of cash
- The Mets are interested in cheaper options, like Ted Lilly.
- Other teams are more willing to trade top prospects just to rent Lee for the pennant race – specifically, the Twins and the Rays.
Now, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the Mets don’t seem very serious about Lee at all. RotoWorld thinks the Mets may be stringing their fans along for the month of July – hoping to keep their hopes up until Cliff Lee lands with another team.