After reading a comment left by Rob, I started thinking about this scenario.
The Mets are still in need of a left-handed pitcher. That should be their priority, not right-hander Derek Lowe.
Hear me out before you throw stones at me.
How about a 2-for-1 deal?
The Mets should consider getting Lowe and Oliver Perez at a combined rate of $85 million.
Nobody is really pursuing Perez. The only team I am hearing about are the St. Louis Cardinals and they have not talked as of yet.
Figure this scenario:
Perez gets a 3 year, $50 million deal with either an option for a fourth or incentives to push the deal to $60 million. Meanwhile, Lowe gets a 3 year, $35 million deal with an option for a fourth.
Everybody wins with this deal and the Mets do not break the bank.
I think it is a deal Scott Boras cannot refuse.