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K-Rod agrees to deal with Mets

Posted on: December 8, 2008 10:00 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2008 4:18 pm

LAS VEGAS -- The Mets always seemed destined to end up with Francisco Rodriguez, and now they will.

Rodriguez has agreed to a three-year, $37 million contract, uniting the record-setting closer with the team most in need of bullpen help. The Mets had initially offered Rodriguez two guaranteed years with an option, but they guaranteed the third year late on Monday and that got the deal done.

The Mets still aren't acknowledging the agreement and may not announce it for a few days, but sources told that the deal is done.

The Mets, whose awful bullpen basically kept them from holding off the Phillies in the National League East (and the Brewers in the wild card), naturally prioritized adding a top closer this winter. Rodriguez, who set a major-league record with 62 saves for the Angels, was always their top choice.

The Mets always had to be Rodriguez's top option, too, at least after the Angels made it clear that they had little interest in re-signing him. The Mets were the only big-money team in need of a closer, and while they weren't willing to provide Rodriguez with the five-year, $75 million deal he originally sought, they had much more to offer than anyone else in the market for bullpen help.

With Rodriguez now off the market, and with the Mets no longer needing a closer, it will be interesting to see what happens to the pitchers and the teams that are left.

The Tigers and Indians are both looking for closers, but neither team has much money to spend. The Indians probably have a little more than the Tigers, but the Indians also have more remaining needs, and aren't anxious to spend all their available money on the bullpen.

The Indians have some interest in Trevor Hoffman, and may want to see if Brian Fuentes falls into their price range. The Tigers have shown some interest in either signing Kerry Wood or trading for Seattle's J.J. Putz, but they too may want to see what happens with Fuentes. The Tigers may try to free up a little bit of money by trading outfielder Marcus Thames.

The Brewers also need a closer, but they've been waiting to see if there's any chance they can retain CC Sabathia. The Cardinals also could be looking.

Some people have wondered whether the Dodgers would look for a closer, but sources familiar with their plans say they're more focused on acquiring a setup man.


Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2008 4:31 pm

K-Rod agrees to deal with Mets

I love the fact the mets are overpaying for a guy with the most blown saves in baseball. yes he had the most saves but how many of them were one run games.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2008 4:25 pm

K-Rod agrees to deal with Mets

shutup already...dont you have anything else more important to cry about.....

Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2008 4:25 pm

K-Rod agrees to deal with Mets

did you expect anything less from The Mutts then to sign another Latino?  until Selig puts a tough salary cap rule into affect--the NY Teams will continue to try to buy championships.  what they don't realize is that it usually doesn't work--team chemistry and heart win championships--something that the Mets surely don't have.  Sickening!

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2008 4:02 pm

Mets close in on deal with K-Rod

Yep, it's a done deal, good move, the bullpen sucked for them last year, cost Santana like 10 decisions

Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2008 3:55 pm

Mets close in on deal with K-Rod

Now that we most likely have this deal done, trade Heilman and Feliciano to go nab Street. We have other pieces of garbage to use if we want to blow the lead, we don't need either of them for it. Then we got to trade Schoenweiss. Dead people could pitch more efficiently than him, and I'm pretty sure blind people could also.

Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2008 3:42 pm

Mets close in on deal with K-Rod

you are a spaz.

Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2008 3:40 pm

Mets close in on deal with K-Rod

HAHA..are you kidding disgusting move? another reason to hate this franchise? where are you from pal? missori? How ignorant can it get, we wasted 9 posts explaining to this guy how silly he is, the mets HAD to make this move, you must sign the best closer in the game K Rod is that. Sure go after Fuentes but he had one good season compared to when what? Krod first started closing games? This guy is consistant and thats what the mets need...If i remember the mets of last year and 2 years ago they have the worst bullpen in the game. I could go to a met game and know we were up by 1 2 or even 3 runs and just know we could loose this game with one swing off of any scrub. The mets finally got a guy who doesnt get shook up when the bases are loaded or even when theres a guy on first. Mets management sign on the dotted line and get it cracking next season this other guy is just talking just because he can, hey when you have something REAL to contribute to the game then come back and speak your mind. Get a grip buddy.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2008 3:40 pm
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Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2008 3:32 pm

Mets close in on deal with K-Rod

Very well said!!!! Cheers! I'm not even a Met fan but I couldn't have said it better myself!

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2008 3:31 pm

Mets close in on deal with K-Rod


Anway, as I was saying, the Rays are a TEAM......Everyone on your roster is a big name, big money player and it has gotten you nowhere!

Nobody knew who the Rays were in the beginning of the season. But they came together, played as a team and got to the WS.

The Mets think they can just go out and buy their way there! Haven't you realized that doesn't work yet? You're all getting worked up over this K-Rod signing.....The Santana signing was a much bigger deal than this is and it did you no good.

Good Luck....I'll be watching you choke next September.


The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Champions #1 fan

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