According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, the New York Mets and the Minnesota Twins are considered the frontrunners for the services of MLB ace, Cliff Lee.
Who is being offered by who?
The Mariners want offense and prospects. Well the Twins are willing to part with their top catching prospect, which is what the Mariners are craving for, Wilson Ramos. They are believed to be building a package around him because they do have Joe Mauer.
However, the Mets have more to offer. They are being rumored to be making Jenrry Mejia available and Angel Pagan since Carlos Beltran is due to come back.
Personally, I say make the deal Omar Minaya. It is a good deal. Do it with a catch. It gets done when the Mets are able to keep Lee for at least three years. I’m not giving up my players for a rental. I want Lee for now, 2011, and 2012. It is a good deal.