…it’s early, but the buzz around baseball suggests Francisco Rodriguez could ask for up to a five-year contract, while Manny Ramirez could seek up to five as well…though there is question that either will reach that level…

That said, according to Ken Davidoff in Newsday, “The Mets have convinced themselves that Rodriguez just isn’t worth the money,” and, “They have no intention of pursuing Ramirez at this point.”

However, earlier this week, on his blog for ESPN 1050, Andrew Marchand wrote that the Mets plan to be in on the Rodriguez sweepstakes, while citing an executive with knowledge of the team’s thinking.

Davidoff continues on to wonder what the Mets will actually do, if Rodriguez, Ramirez and CC Sabathia are not an option.