Buzz pointing to Mets signing a pitcher

The buzz in New York, online, offline, as well as here and here, seems to be that the Mets are getting close to signing a starting pitcher.

I assume it’ll be one of free-agent RHP Chris Young or LHP Jeff Francis, based on the number of reports connecting the team to these pitchers all off season.  My hunch is they’re more likely to reach a deal with Young, based on a) his game fitting Citi Field better, b) his relationship with people in the Front Office, and c) the likelihood he’ll sign for a bit less than Francis or Freddy Garcia.