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Mets looking to steal offseason

The Mets might be a longshot to land Vladimir Guerrero, but at least they believe there's a chance.

Originally Published: January 8, 2004
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Like some expensive sports car idling in the parking lot, keys left in the ignition, Vladimir Guerrero is the ultimate temptation -- there for the taking. Despite knowing Guerrero's availability is somehow too good to be true, the Mets are about to reach into their wallets. That's because after a winter of free-agency successes, executives are body-surfing a wave of optimism, convinced they're one player away from becoming a 90-win team.

That player, of course, is Guerrero, ...

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