A deal won't get done unless the Mets overpay. Beane doesn't have to deal Zito, so he'll only do so if he gets a great deal. Other teams (the Mets in this case) need Zito more than we need to deal him, which is a change from last year, where we basically needed to deal Huddy and Mulder. If a deal is done with the Mets, it will be a classic Beane deal, which means some parts that can help the A's later (more than likely Milledge) and some that can help now (who knows who that would be). I heard an earlier rumor of Zito for Milledge, Petit and Heilman, which obviously won't happen now, but shows that the Mets would probably have to give up even more than Milledge and Heilman for Zito.