In a very short to the point article, Mike Puma puts the stop sign on any rumors. Check this reason out why the Mets wont persue Oswalt:
“The team is reluctant to eat the $1.8 million remaining on Gary Matthews Jr., contract, making it unlikely that GMwould inquire about Oswalt â€“ especially with Citi Field attendance down 6,852 fans from last season.”
-They dont want to eat $1.8 million remaining on Gary Matthews Jr, even in the face of decreasing attendance. I dont know about you guys, but this speaks volumes. If this is anywhere near accurate, then we can put the kibosh on the Mets trading ollie(which most likely would require them to eat some contract) or them releasing ollie. So goes the argument that the Mets will dump Gary Matthews Jr for a more PRODUCTIVE player and thus the main difference between us and the Yankees, Red Sox, Angels or Dodgers…they know and ACT like the big market team they are and do WHAT IS NECESSARY to put the best product on the field. Do you know what else separates us from them?…success.