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Mets To Make Offers To Free Agent Targets

Posted on: November 17, 2008 10:45 am
Edited on: November 17, 2008 11:01 am
 

According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets will make offers to Francisco Rodriguez and Brian Fuentes this week, and perhaps Derek Lowe and other starters.

Rather than attempt to scare other teams off with massive initial bids, the Mets will make small offers and work their way up.  It seems that the sticking point with K-Rod will be guaranteeing a fourth year.  That was what they had to do to get Billy Wagner three years ago.

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Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2008 12:16 pm
 

Mets To Make Offers To Free Agent Targets

K-Rod will have arm problems -- better go with Fuentes!

Before you scream, think about this.  Bobby Thigpen, 57 saves in 1994.  How many did he get after that?  54 (30,22,1,0,1,0).

Eric Gagne:  152 saves in three years (52,55,45) -- then 51 (8,1,0,16,16,10) in the next 6 years!

I say no thanks, but if they do, they better sign an insurance policy as well.

 




Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 4:07 pm
 

Mets To Make Offers To Free Agent Targets

exactly...he's much younger.  but i'd still lean towards Fuentes. He's cheaper and we need to fill alot of holes in the pen.  Plus, i'd like to go after O-Dog and Lowe to sure things up.  If i've gotta go thru another season w/ Castillo limping around second base, i may shoot myself.



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 1:00 pm
 

Mets To Make Offers To Free Agent Targets

yea well as much as i wouldnt want to give k rod too many years hes 26 years old much younger then wagner when we gave him the deal and he might just be the best and only option we have to really improve the bullpen. he doesnt appeal to me that much due to his decline in velocity and the fact that he had many 1 out saves for a high scoring great team last year but if any met fan would rather ayala or heilman closing games your crazy



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2008 12:18 pm
 

Mets To Make Offers To Free Agent Targets

And that fourth year to Wagner really worked out, didn't it?


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