It was reported recently that the Mets have interest in both Izturis (in a backup role) and Santana (on an incentive laden deal).
If the club was to sign either Johan Santana or Freddy Garcia, it would likely take the other one off the table.
As was noted yesterday, I don’t understand the interest in Izturis. The Mets would be better off going with Wilfredo Tovar, who is already on the 40-man roster.
As far as Garcia and Santana are concerned, the Mets would likely be bringing either of them on board as fifth starter competition fodder – and that’s perfectly fine.