Don’t rule out Derek Lowe, evidently.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe still mentions the Phils as suitors of the right-hander:
Derek Lowe, RHP, free agent – Agent Scott Boras seemed to think Lowe would be the next free agent pitcher to sign. The Mets appear to be the front-runners, but the interest is not necessarily limited to them. The Phillies also appear to be interested in coaxing Lowe to the East, and don’t eliminate the Red Sox, who now have more money to devote to pitching with Teixeira out of the picture.
The Mets seemed extremely close to finalizing a deal for Lowe, but right now things seem somewhat stalled. In fact, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya said nothing was close yet.