The Mets are still considering Oliver Perez, ‘but they are still far apart on the dollars,’ said SI.com’s Jon Heyman, during an on-air appearance with WFAN in New York.
According to Heyman, Perez is seeking a five-year deal worth roughly $70 million.
Heyman believes Omar Minaya’s other two choices are either free-agent starter Randy Wolf or Jon Garland.
Speaking of starting pitchers…
Free-agent RHP John Smoltz is considering the Mets, Red Sox and Tigers, as well as a return to the Braves, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Boston Herald reports the Red Sox have requested Smoltz’s medical records.