Mets Lose Lowe; What’s Next?

Ben Shpigel of the New York Times looks at the Mets’ plans now that Derek Lowe has signed with the division-rival Braves.

Contrary to Jon Heyman’s report yesterday, Shpigel says the Mets have not yet made an offer to Oliver Perez.  He expects that to happen within a day or two.  The Mets are also "weighing a run at Ben Sheets, but are wary of his injury history."  This Sheets-Mets idea is picking up steam.  Sheets is also a "person of interest" for the Rangers, but they have not made an offer.  Randy Wolf seems to be Mets’ fallback plan.  David Lennon says the Mets are also involved with Jon Garland.

It will be interesting to see what happens to the Wolfs of the world – do those guys all end up with one-year, $8MM deals?

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