According to multiple industry sources, the Mets have reached out to the representative for Carl Pavano, dubbed “American Idle” by The Post during the right-hander’s Yankees years, as one of many lines cast in an effort to re-stock their starting rotation following R.A. Dickey’s trade to Toronto.
In fact, Pavano isn’t even the only member of the 2012 Twins who sits on the Mets’ radar. The club also has reached out to left-hander Francisco Liriano and many of the other remaining free-agent pitchers, including 2011 and 2012 Met Chris Young and Shaun Marcum, who spent the last two seasons with Milwaukee.
The Mets also have engaged in trade discussions with the Dodgers, who have former Met Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang, neither of whom likely would be in the team’s starting rotation if the 2013 season began today.
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