Braves Offer Lowe $60 Million For Four Years, Mets Turn to Perez, Wolf and Pedro

Ron GhilinoContributor IJanuary 13, 2009

The Braves pitching situation is so poor that they are willing to overpay for Derek Lowe. That's quite a gamble to take on a 35-year-old pitcher that was never considered a superstar by any stretch of the imagination.

I've read that the Mets have started talking money with Perez which means they probably aren't going to compete for Lowe. I'm just as happy. I think the upside potential of Perez is greater. He is much younger. Plus he is just a scary lefty slinger.

Randy Wolf is out there and can be useful to the Mets if the money isn't crazy.

I'm also hearing Pedro is still in the mix. Omar Minaya says he is in a pool of possible pitchers The Mets are considering. Knowing Pedro's physical issues, we might want to keep him around knowing he'll provide a half season of fairly solid pitching.

Pitchers and catchers report in one month. What will the rotation look like?