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 SI.com'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.


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18 Comments on "Mets Have Contacted Francisco Rodriguez"


miamiroc
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

“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

lovebaseball74
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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

Kingmojo101
3 years 8 months ago

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

Cavman_Boland
3 years 8 months ago

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

Benny
3 years 8 months ago

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

bigpat
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

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

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

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

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

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

Ricardo Ronda
3 years 8 months ago

Best Closer left on Market but too much baggage with Mets

Blue387
3 years 8 months ago

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

zaxel23
3 years 8 months 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.

Richard Hoffman
3 years 8 months 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

SixAces
3 years 8 months ago

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