Starting Pitcher: Mets offer 3-yr Deal to Perez

During tonight’s Hot Stove show on the MLB Network, SI.com’s Jon Heyman said the Mets offered free-agent LHP Oliver Perez a three-year deal, ‘worth close to $30 million.’

Heyman says the Mets are discouraged by negotiations with Lowe, who is also being pursued by the Braves, ‘any maybe the Phillies, and maybe the Brewers.’

According to Heyman, Omar Minaya prefers Perez, but the rest of the front office prefers Lowe.

Earlier in the off-season, Heyman told WFAN that Perez had been seeking a five-year, $80 million deal.