The Post reports that the Mets "are further along in trying to secure Julio Lugo to be their every second baseman."
I don't underdstand why either Lugo or the Mets would want to pursue such a deal.
From the Mets' perspective: Lugo is 31, struggled with the Dodgers in 49 games last year, wants a four year deal, and will probably cost a decent amount of money.
I was hoping that the Mets would try to find a less expensive right handed bat to platoon with Valentin. Both Valentin and Lugo performed better against righties last year Lugo: 349/429/778, Valentin 342/538/879. (Lugo's splits from last year, however, may be an anomaly. For his career his numbers are almost identical against righties and lefties).
From Lugo's perspective: I know that he is a Met fan from NY, but why would he choose to play second on only a semiregular basis for the Mets when he can play short every day for Boston.
What am I missing?