Well the Mets just lost out to that other NY team in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes. It is not official yet but as per Joel Sherman of the NY Post the Yankees took the 1 pitcher that everyone coveted and traded their best hitting/catching prospect in Jesus Montero and infield prospect David Adams to Seattle to obtain Cliff Lee . Look for the Yankees to attempt to dump Javier Vazquez now.
Mets did not have a thumper like Montero if they weren’t going to include Ike Davis in the deal to land Lee. Having Mejia go down probably killed any shot for the Mets to land Lee. Mets now will have to go elsewhere to upgrade their pitching and as previously mentioned Ted Lilly is not the answer.