Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mets Try To Nail Down Lowe; SoSG Frets

I mean seriously. I know Carolyn Hughes is persona non grata here on the Los Angeles airwaves, but if Derek Lowe accepts the reported three-year, $36M deal from the New York Mets, this could mean the end of SoSG's "down lowe" puns. What ever will we do?!?!

New York media outlets reported that the team has offered free-agent pitcher Derek Lowe a three-year contract for about $36 million.

Agent Scott Boras would not confirm that the Mets' offer.

"Obviously, we've taken offers from a number of teams," he said, according to The New York Times.

Boras has reportedly been seeking a five-year contract for Lowe at a per season rate considerably higher than the Mets' offer of $12 million. But New York did seemingly get a bargain with closer Francisco Rodriguez. [...]

Lowe was 14-11 with a 3.24 ERA for the Dodgers last season, his fourth with the club.

Of course, the New York Post calls this a low(e) ball offer. Touche.

Hey Omar: don't you want that Jones kid instead?