Well, there's that. At least this deal had somewhat more of the ring of sanity to it, although I think Lee's close to the most overrated free agent pitcher in history. 5 years, $120 million - it's scary when that deal seems relatively sane. Yeah, Lee's had a couple of good years, and his 2008 season was excellent (22-3, 2.58, Cy-Young Award). However, past that his stats don't reveal a top-5 in the country ace.
However, he doesn't necessarily need to be now that he's paired with Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels down in Philly. That rotation is scary, but that'll make it all the more satisfying for the Mets to beat the Phillies. I would hope that any Mets player who goes on record reacts the same way and embraces the challenge.