Mets Reach Agreement With Jon Rauch

The Mets have agreed to a one-year deal with Jon Rauch, pending a physical, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter). Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio first reported (on Twitter) that a deal has been reached, and also tweets that he hears that it's worth $3.5MM plus performance bonuses.

Earlier today, we had heard that the Mets' search for bullpen help was intensifying, with multiple reports suggesting they could be getting close to an agreement. GM Sandy Alderson also indicated that the club was more likely to sign two moderately-priced relievers rather than one more expensive player. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (on Twitter), the Mets continue to work on adding another free agent reliever and completing a multi-player trade.

The Blue Jays, who offered arbitration to the Type B free agent, will receive a compensation draft pick in exchange for losing Rauch.

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger (via Twitter) and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (via Twitter) also contributed to breaking the story, while Bryan Grosnick examines the fantasy implications at CloserNews.com.


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29 Comments on "Mets Reach Agreement With Jon Rauch"


catch21_2
3 years 7 months ago

Take that, Marlins!

icedrake523
3 years 7 months ago

Looking forward to Keith Hernandez calling him The Wookiee every time he comes into a game.

nm344
3 years 7 months ago

championship

Minorityfanbasewannabe
3 years 7 months ago

Kinda an ugh deal but i guess the mets arent going to be contending anyway.

chemteck29
3 years 7 months ago

Again I say, certainly worse people we could have signed for the pen!

3 years 7 months ago

now the need to keep adding, want to see mike gonzalez and lidge

3 years 7 months ago

Yay!  Draft pick!

Zeeshan Merchant
3 years 7 months ago

JPR is the real mets manager, Sandy is just a puppet

Dudeitsian
3 years 7 months ago

Please think over that again. When was Rauch with Toronto and where was JP?

Dudeitsian
3 years 7 months ago

Please think over that again. When was Rauch with Toronto and where was JP?

Zeeshan Merchant
3 years 7 months ago

JPR is the real mets manager, Sandy is just a puppet

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 7 months ago

Rauch sucks. He’ll be a good fit in the Mets pen.

Charliesmithm
3 years 7 months ago

Best one there Which is bad

mgsports
3 years 7 months ago

Jon_Heyman: 
#mets working to acquire another reliever in addition to rauch. Also have multi-player trade in works

diehardmets
3 years 7 months ago

Well that’s good news. I hope it’s something big.

diehardmets
3 years 7 months ago

Well that’s good news. I hope it’s something big.

3 years 7 months ago

The JP Strikes Back!!! Good riddance to Rauch. The Jays now have 4 top 50 picks, their’s, their comp pick for not signing Beede (Vanderbilt Education worth $2.5 million), a pick for Molina (welcome Mathis, try not to completely suck) and now Rauch (FYI Mets fans, closer by committee doesn’t work). And we should get three more picks tomorrow from Johnson and Francisco. Makes losing Nestor Molina today feel less like a loss.

Lunchbox45
3 years 7 months ago

first good jays news all offseason

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 7 months ago

I think LaCava telling the Orioles to stuff it was the first good news.

Lunchbox45
3 years 7 months ago

you sir, are correct

oh and the jersey/logos.

3 years 7 months ago

This is great for the Mets because the way I see it, they were lacking a power forward…

mrb91
3 years 7 months ago

His highlight of last year was going apeshit on the ump.

guydavis
3 years 7 months ago

Did you happen to check out his stats from last year? Not pretty.

Jonathan
3 years 7 months ago

A decent closer who has a bad case of Right Arm Shittyness… Even the NL East won’t fix that.

altosax29b
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah but he cooks a mean hot dog

altosax29b
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah but he cooks a mean hot dog

Marky Mark
3 years 7 months ago

AL east big difference for NL east.. Citi field way different than rogers.. theres no denying hes an extremely average relief pitcher, but what else would you expect for one year 3.5 mil? omar minaya would of given him a 5 year deal

guydavis
3 years 7 months ago

I was replying to “Yes a decent closer plus cheap”. Not sure if it was meant to be sarcastic or not. I’ve got no problem having him as a middle innings guy but I don’t want him closing.

guydavis
3 years 7 months ago

I was replying to “Yes a decent closer plus cheap”. Not sure if it was meant to be sarcastic or not. I’ve got no problem having him as a middle innings guy but I don’t want him closing.