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.


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34 Comments on "Mets Closing In On Deal With Jon Rauch"


TheodoreRoosevelt
3 years 8 months ago

Christmas has come early. 

altosax29b
3 years 8 months ago

Jon Rauch is like 2 christmases coming too early

sharenski
3 years 8 months ago

From the Jays… THANK YOU!

Henry Sanchez
3 years 8 months ago

pathetic

Coollet
3 years 8 months ago

The Jays will help pay for his contract

Sniderlover
3 years 8 months ago

Ouch, good luck Mets fans.

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

EdinsonPickle
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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.

3 years 8 months ago

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!

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

take that, reyes

Chipper_is_GOD
3 years 8 months ago

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

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

Love the originality of comments like this

Chipper_is_GOD
3 years 8 months ago

I was being serious.

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

altosax29b
3 years 8 months ago

WAR=Worst Available Reliever

Chipper_is_GOD
3 years 8 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHHA

One of the best post ever.

Cavman_Boland
3 years 8 months ago

Very Witty! Kudos

BluMule
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

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

grownice
3 years 8 months ago

I thought they were looking for help?…

Sniderlover
3 years 8 months ago

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

altosax29b
3 years 8 months ago

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

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Who needs Reyes, when you can get Rauch.

chemteck29
3 years 8 months ago

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

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

A ringing endorsement indeed…

mike292929
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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

BluMule
3 years 8 months ago

New CBA is going to screw us on that…

Corey
3 years 8 months 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.

3 years 8 months ago

mets need to go get lidge and mike gonzalez too

Blue387
3 years 8 months ago

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

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

Yay!

Cavman_Boland
3 years 8 months ago

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