If you are the Mets do you put in a claim? Either Philly let's him go for nothing in order to clear money (highly unlikely). In which case the Mets pay the remainder of his salary this year, add depth to the starting rotation, and then trade him in the offseason for prospects. If Philly pulls him back, the Mets can offer a throw away prospect as a trade. If the Phillies don't deal him, the Mets effectively block the Phillies from shedding payroll and restocking their farm system. Would you do it? Can something like this be done?