Mets After Lieber?

So now the rumor is that the Mets may be interested in Jon Lieber. What a novel plan.

Funny, isn’t it, how we come up with great ideas on MetsToday and a few days later they become reality?

OK, it’s probably a lucky coincidence … we make a LOT of suggestions here, and only about .03% are exercised by Omar Minaya.

In any case, going after Jon Lieber makes a heckuva lot of sense for the Mets. He’ll be cheap, he’ll only be a one-year commitment, no one will think twice about cutting him loose if one of the youngsters outperforms him in spring training, he can be used in the bullpen, he’s had success in New York City before, and there’s a decent chance he’ll be able to fill the #5 spot in the rotation for most of the year. Did I miss anything?

Above all else, it would be nice for the Mets to finally sign someone to add to their starting pitching depth — particularly someone not named Jose Lima.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.