According to Jayson Stark at ESPN.com:
The Phillies, Mets and Cubs appear to have separated themselves from the pack of teams pursuing outfielder Raul Ibanez. Ibanez also is on the radar screen of the Braves and Angels.
No no no no no fortheloveofjebus no. We've already been over this. So have others. Even as I recognize the silliness of getting worked up over some mostly baseless rumor floated on ESPN.com, the fact that the Mets are even expressing remote interest in Ibanez strikes me as mind-numbingly absurd. I'm going to close my eyes and think happy thoughts and hope this whole thing just goes away. Lalalalala.