Mets Closing In On Deal With Jon Rauch

The Mets are closing in on a deal with free agent reliever Jon Rauch, according to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger (via Twitter). Adam Rubin of ESPN New York tweeted earlier that the two sides were making progress and had "good talks."

If the Mets reach an agreement with Rauch, the Blue Jays, who offered arbitration to the Type B free agent, would receive a compensation draft pick.

Originally published on December 6th at 7:40pm.

34 Responses to Mets Closing In On Deal With Jon Rauch Leave a Reply

  1. TheodoreRoosevelt 4 years ago

    Christmas has come early. 

    • altosax29b 4 years ago

      Jon Rauch is like 2 christmases coming too early

  2. sharenski 4 years ago

    From the Jays… THANK YOU!

  3. Henry Sanchez 4 years ago


  4. Coollet 4 years ago

    The Jays will help pay for his contract

  5. Sniderlover 4 years ago

    Ouch, good luck Mets fans.

    The only good thing he did last year was when he went nuts on the umpire. 

    • EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

      There was that play when that grounder skipped up off his shoe and took his cap clean off his head. I’d say that was pretty good.

    • BluMule 4 years ago

      Was at that game I LOVED that lol and then 40,000+ (Halladay return) fans yelling you suck to the ump or a good 5+ mins amazing.

  6. Jon Rauch to help ease the pain of losing Jose Reyes… hahaha!

    Seriously, though this would be a good move for Rauch. I think he could make it as a Pro Wrestler after his pitching career is over. Stamford CT is not all that far from Citi Field. On his day off, Big Jon could drive up to WWE HQ and have a sit down with Vince McMahon and I am willing to bet that Vince would listen. I really do think Jon could do it!

  7. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    take that, reyes

  8. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

    This signing will put them over the top of all the teams in the East now….

    • Lastings 4 years ago

      Love the originality of comments like this

      • Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

        I was being serious.

        John Rauch can carry a team on his back. Rauch alone has a WAR of 45.

  9. BluMule 4 years ago

    Hopefully he has a good year, I was at a game in Toronto where an Ump blew a call calling a Phillie safe at home, and Rauch EXPLODED on him, it was amazing and even though he didnt do well I liked him for not taking crap from that Ump.

    • iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

      I remember that. Hilarious watching Farrell try to hold him back. If I had been that ump I would have been running far, far away—Rauch is a big, scary-looking dude.

      • BluMule 4 years ago

        That + the You suck chant that lasted quite a bit, made it one of my favourites moments ever. haha

  10. grownice 4 years ago

    I thought they were looking for help?…

    • Sniderlover 4 years ago

      They needed a heavy weight to bully the teams and they got one. 

      • altosax29b 4 years ago

        Yeah, now we’re screaming “Help!!!” even louder, so in a way you’re right

  11. MB923 4 years ago

    Who needs Reyes, when you can get Rauch.

  12. chemteck29 4 years ago

    Well, depending on the terms, there are worse people we could sign!

  13. mike292929 4 years ago

    Enjoy the 89 mph fastball with no movement right across the plate.. 

  14. More draft picks!!!  We love draft picks in Toronto!!!

  15. Corey 4 years ago

    Sadly, he is on the decline and injury prone, pitchers like this go to NY and get chewed up, spit out and disappear into irrelevancy.

  16. mets need to go get lidge and mike gonzalez too

  17. Blue387 4 years ago

    I think this is a bad idea, unless Sandy Alderson sees something in his 6.2 strikeouts per nine in 2011.

  18. slider32 4 years ago

    What is Alderson doing, this guy is not a closer, he is a gasoline can.

  19. Cavman_Boland 4 years ago

    More picks for the Blue Yays! I was actually really afraid he would accept arb.

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