Mets Have Contacted Francisco Rodriguez

After being apart for just half a season, the Mets have reached out to Francisco Rodriguez about a reunion, according to's Jon Heyman (Twitter link).

K-Rod signed a three-year, $37.5MM deal with the Mets almost three years ago to the day (Dec. 9, 2008). He rewarded them with 168 innings of 3.05 ERA ball to go along with 83 saves and a 10.0 K/9 before he was dealt to the Brewers this past summer. He was even better in Milwaukee, striking out 33 in 29 innings and posting a sparkling 1.86 ERA while setting up for John Axford.

Rodriguez has said that he's seeking a three-year deal and a closing job this offseason, and is arguably the top reliever on the market now that Jonathan Papelbon and Heath Bell have signed.

18 Responses to Mets Have Contacted Francisco Rodriguez Leave a Reply

  1. miamiroc 4 years ago

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice…

    • “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in
      Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me —
      you can’t get fooled again.” -GW Bush

  2. lovebaseball74 4 years ago

    please dont resign this guy…espically not a 3 year deal

  3. I guess Steve Adams arguably likes K-Rod over Madson.

  4. He will not be getting a 3 year deal from the Mets…

  5. KINGMOJO 4 years ago

    hahaha met and krod again….maybe angels should go after him too

  6. Cavman_Boland 4 years ago

    Is this really news worthy? So what if Alderson sent his agent a text message.

    • Benny 4 years ago

      It probably read: “Happy Holidays from the Mets.”

  7. bigpat 4 years ago

    He gets a lot of unwarrented hate around these parts. I don’t understand when he ever had a bad season? It’s not his fault the team sucked and he got a big contract because of his save totals. Sure, he blew some saves here and there and lost velocity, but he made adjustments and was very steady in New York. I don’t think they’ll bring him back, but he certainly deserves a closer job somewhere. 

    • xhausted_grad 4 years ago

      he would be a good hire if you didn’t like your girlfriend’s dad

  8. slider32 4 years ago

    K- Rod is the one closer that I think will not get a big contract this off season.

  9. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    The closer market + the Met’s gaping holes elsewhere + the fact they figure not to be a contender in 2012 + the past history between them and K-Rod = wtf are they thinking?

    • SixAces 4 years ago

      Its the Mets, nothing like this is a surprise anymore.

  10. Ricardo Ronda 4 years ago

    Best Closer left on Market but too much baggage with Mets

  11. Blue387 4 years ago

    I don’t like this idea. He is older, a client of Scott Boras and will not be cheap.

  12. zaxel23 4 years ago

    Very suprised its the Mets after all the team that loaded up with big Mo V.  What is wrong with this team.  It needs to rebuild from bottom up.  Get rid of wright also for prospects and anyone with a big salary.  This team will finish 4th or 5th for sure so why waste the money.

  13. Richard Hoffman 4 years ago

    ALLthis negitive reaction to getting K–Rod . Please don’t tell me N.Y.  Met fan’s are smart. K-Rod is the best that they have had out there since Jesse Orosco and they don’t want him? . Are they all little children or what.Sign him and Dotel to set him up and the met’s will compete in 2012. The will score more run’s then any other team in the east and if Santana win’s 15 and is strong at the end we could  win it all. We have the best lineup in the N,L. East

  14. SixAces 4 years ago

    The Mets can dig deep for a 5 year deal if they wanted to!

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