"Interest"…

The News

  • The Washington Post, ESPN.com and most all New York newspapers are reporting that the Mets would be willing to offer Vladimir Guerrero as much as $15 million a year through 2006. 

  • Newsday gives more details on the Mets possible pursuit of Guerrero stating the team is unwilling to go further than three years for any player at this point, and that, as of today, the Mets have not yet made an offer to Guerrero.

  • The Baltimore Sun reported that Guerrero was originally asking for an eight-year deal worth $145 million.  Baltimore’s current offer of five years, $65 million has yet to be accepted by Guerrero.

  • Mets GM Jim Duquette told Adam Rubin of the NY Daily News, “I think with a guy like Vladimir, we would have interest in a short-term type of deal