According to what Matt Cerrone has gathered: The Mets still prefer Pineiro to Sheets. Cerrone believes the Mets have made a 2 year offer to Joel. However, interest in Pineiro has picked up including the Angels who have money to burn. Thus, if a team goes 3 years on Pineiro the Mets will come back to Sheets.I know this will upset many TRMB readers looking for that elusive #2 pitcher. However, it appears after last year the Mets want someone who even though is not a #2 is healthy and can log 32 starts. With payroll flexibility I am guessing they would sign Pineiro then bring in a guy who can pitch from the pen or spot start. Then reassess their needs later in the season.