Starting Pitcher: Perez for Five, Smoltz eyes Mets

The Mets are still considering Oliver Perez, ‘but they are still far apart on the dollars,’ said SI.com’s Jon Heyman, during an on-air appearance with WFAN in New York.

According to Heyman, Perez is seeking a five-year deal worth roughly $70 million.

Heyman believes Omar Minaya’s other two choices are either free-agent starter Randy Wolf or Jon Garland.

Speaking of starting pitchers…

Free-agent RHP John Smoltz is considering the Mets, Red Sox and Tigers, as well as a return to the Braves, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The Boston Herald reports the Red Sox have requested Smoltz’s medical records.