It could be a smokescreen, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post cites "multiple sources" that the Mets aren't real interested in dealing for Oswalt.
So it remains possible the Mets will have to lower their rotation scope. Multiple sources tell me that despite having been tied to Houston's Roy Oswalt and Cleveland's Fausto Carmona, the Mets have little interest in either righty. The Cubs' Ted Lilly, a lefty also in his walk year, is more to the Mets' liking from the not-Lee category.
But no addition of any ilk -- from Lee downward -- is on the doorstep.