It looks like the Mets are trying to tie up the NL East in January. ESPN's Jayson Stark is reporting that the Met's acquisition of Johan Santana does not take them out of the running for Kyle Lohse. Mets GM Omar Minaya went on to say that the Mets could "absolutely" afford both Santana and Lohse. If the Mets make the move to sign Lohse, he would probably become their number 4 starter, and probably would ensure that Orlando Hernandez will be playing for a new team next season. Even though the Phillies have little chance to sign Lohse, this move would ensure that they will need to look in the bargain bin for another starting pitcher. Let's hope they have some move up their sleeve to counter all of the Met's deals. The Mets started the offseason with a whimper, but have really stepped up their efforts to be the best team in the National League.
To read Stark's ESPN article, click here.