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K-Rod's Agent Backs Off Previous Demands

Francisco Rodriguez' agent was on 1050 ESPN Radio today and softened his stance in which he previously stated that K-Rod would demand at least five years/$75MM.

"I don't have anything drawn," [Paul] Kinzer told 1050 ESPN Radio in New York. "The market will take us there."

This is an apparent shift in stance. SI.com quoted Kinzer early last month saying that the "baseline" for getting into the K-Rod sweepstakes was "at least five years" and for Mariano Rivera money. Rivera makes $15 million per season.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com says that Kinzer may still prefer a five year deal, but will not shut the door on anybody not willing to offer such a lengthy contract.

This appears to be a ploy to keep the Mets involved and help drive up the price. Yesterday, Buster Olney reported that the Mets would not go beyond three years for any relief pitchers.

Cork Gaines writes for RaysIndex.com and can be reached here.


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