Word on the street is the Mets think they can get Piniero for 2 years, 15 million dollars, which is a pretty low risk move. I'd still rather have Ben Sheets, but if Ben thinks he can get a 1 year deal for 12 million, and a player option for the 2nd year, let someone else give it to him, and wish them luck.
My 1st preference is still sign Sheets to a 1-2 year deal for 7-10 million/per year, but if that isn't possible, then Piniero for 2/15 is a decent fall back. It won't vault the Mets into a debate with the Phillies for best team in the division, but the Mets would be a respectable team, capable of winning 86-89 games. I think Sheets would put them into the 88-91 win territory.