Could it be true?
According to the Boston Globe the Mets are nearing a deal for Derek Lowe.
The details are not exact. What they have said it can be for four years or three years with an option for a fourth. The value of the contract is $14-16 million per year.
If this happens, it will be great for the Mets. They can really use a solid starter. With Lowe in the rotation, the Mets can forget about Oliver Perez.
They can get a lower priced starter for the fifth spot. I do not think Jonathan Niese is ready. Give him one more year in the minors. Let him develop more. He has potential. They can bring him up in September.