Looking over at the Sportsypder widget it appears there are numerous stories on the Mets being interested in trading for Lowell, again.Â Of course during the off-season we had the rumor of a Castillo for Lowell swap.Â Â Now there would be no reason for the Mets to make that trade.Â However, could they be revisiting a move for Lowell as just a salary dump?Â Perhaps an excess reliever or OF for Lowell?Â Murphy and Jacobs have both struggled at the plate so far this spring.Â Davis has looked great but most would like for him to go to AAA to further develop.Â Could it be that the Mets would make the move to add a more polished veteran to the lineup to try and take up part of the slack left from Beltran and Reyes?
UPDATE: From Phil Rogers’ MLB whispers (Chicago Tribune)
The teams scouting Mike Lowell include the Mets, Marlins, Brewers and Twins. His surgically repaired thumb appears fine, and a trade appears likely as the Red Sox don’t want him stuck behind Adrian Beltre, Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz. “He can still really hit, he can play first and can probably go to third once in a while. If the Sox pay most of the $12 million, this guy is a valuable asset to any team,” a scout told the Boston Globe. â€¦