Mets Interested In Francisco Rodriguez

One year after trading Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee, the Mets have some interest in re-acquiring the right-hander, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports. Rodriguez is on the list of trade targets the Mets will consider as they look to improve their bullpen. 

Milwaukee owner Mark Attanasio recently met with the team’s front office executives to determine how to approach the upcoming trade deadline. The Brewers won’t act until after the All-Star break and Attanasio will make the final decision, Davidoff writes. 

Rodriguez, who was arrested at Citi Field in 2010, could appeal to the Mets because of his experience pitching in New York. The 30-year-old is in the midst of a solid season — a 4.00 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 36 innings — but the Brewers couldn't demand top prospects in return given his $8MM salary. The Mets might be able to acquire Rodriguez by adding payroll and surrendering lower-level prospects, Davidoff notes.


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43 Comments on "Mets Interested In Francisco Rodriguez"


3 years 25 days ago

I keep thinking the Crew would get something decent for K Rod, but considering his salary and what we sent to the Mets for him a middling prospect would probably be the price.

Eduardo Medina
3 years 25 days ago

Yeah I know, I just read it

MetsEventually
3 years 25 days ago

What….

3 years 25 days ago

 Return of the GM: Omar Strikes Back

Natsfan89
3 years 25 days ago

I thought the Mets wanted to improve their bullpen…

MB923
3 years 25 days ago

Well, I’d say he’s better than Batista and Ramirez.

LifelongMets
3 years 25 days ago

I’m sure the Mets will gladly send Adrian Rosario and Danny Herrera back to Milwaukee.

3 years 25 days ago

I agree on that

3 years 25 days ago

Well if he takes poo to get then I don’t mind power arm who can still close games effectivley.He may lower his era to around 3.50 if he comes here.Like the Mets did the Brewers would probably get dog poo for him. Herrara,Gorski,or somone in the rule 5 draft would be the most likely scenario. The Mets shouldn’t only just acquire K-rod though.Maybe a 3 way trade between the Padres Mets and Brew Crew.

Padres get:Morgan,Mejjia,Den Dekker,Matz,Turner

Mets get:Street,K-Rod,Quentin

Brewers get: Herrara,Volquez,Rule 5 pick

3 years 25 days ago

3 way trade betwen Padres Mets Brew Crew?

Mets Get: K-rod,Street,Quentin

Padres Get:Den Dekker,Mejjia,Turner,Matz,Morgan

Brewers Get:Volquez,Herrara,Puello(maybe)

NiceBatter
3 years 25 days ago

Why would any of the teams make that trade?

3 years 25 days ago

why? because the Brewers would need starting pitching in order to remain somewhat good in the coming years.So Volquez makes sense for them.Adding in the Padres would be getting a boatload of young players.2 who could potentially fit the starting rotation.Steven Matz is a guy who just came off of TJ surgery (i know not a great resume but he is more the back end of this deal) he can be a good number 3 starter. Mejjia has proven to have the stuff to be a good starter maybe Matt Latos two? he could be a guy who could fit at the top of the rotation and have solid numbers he won’t compare to even close to be a Roy Halladay type but he can throw hard Cheddar he can also be a reliverthey can hang on too.Turner is a major leauge player who is a proven read major leauge second baseman.Morgan can play CF for them and is cheap to hang on too he halso puts some speed at the top of the lineup.The Mets get two quality relievers and a nice bat too boot who they can resign if they have money.Since there injyry prone they can sign them to cheaper contracts if needed be.Probably rentals though.They can keep street/

3 years 25 days ago

So, we give up den dekker, mejia, turner and puello for 3 expiring contracts? A guy who hits is father in law and two injury prone guys.. no thank you.

3 years 25 days ago

Sean is 12 years old, cut him some slack. Knowing prospects at that age is quite an accomplishment in itself.

3 years 25 days ago

Im 19 you may want to not go on a profile picture basis

3 years 25 days ago

So your saying it is better to keep 2 4th outfieldesr  2 tj pitchers and turner who is a  avegere defensive heart attack.

3 years 25 days ago

what do you thinke we should give up?

Jenry’s crutches? demoted den dekker? will one of those players get it done probably not.This year alone he got demoted from triple A to AA you cannot be serious if you think Den Dekker will alone  get this deal done.Outside of a potential Nimmo,Harvey,Wheeler and Familla what do we have.You may say that Den Dekker maybe our best prospects but then in turn who do the Mets have.

3 years 25 days ago

let me revise also to you our shopping list

1.Right Handed Power Bat
2.Closer
3.Left Handed Reliever(if Possible)

Quentin:(right handed power bat) Batting just over .300 right now that would be a Damn good addition to the weak lineup.

Houston Street: hes only allowed 8 hits on the season but of course in your mind that must not be a accomplishment.Hes also held his era in the mid ones.

K-rod: Not having the best season but for Danny Herrara and somebody bogus like Rosario I will glady take him back.He has got the stuff if he establishes control it an make him one of the most dominant relievers in baseball as he has done in the past.

3 years 25 days ago

Possible?

Slopeboy
3 years 25 days ago

YES!!! There are thousands and thousands of number #75 jerseys languishing in the back of closests just begging to be worn again.
Make it happen, Sandy!

Lunchbox45
3 years 25 days ago

lol he’ll probably change his number just to be a jerk

DerekJeterDan
3 years 25 days ago

He would go a long way toward adding stability to a bullpen in need of an upgrade. His NY experience gives him an edge. I’d even tamper with putting him back in the 9th inning. Krod was someone the Mets traded because of $ and his vesting option. Now that it’s a non issue and the Brewers could be in sell mode, a reunion makes sense.

Novito
3 years 25 days ago

I’d only do it for cash straight up or the brewers put in some cash and we send c prospect. I think billy out there in the bay gonna want better prospects for street and balfour, so you have to consider that mets don’t want to move their better pieces for a darn reliever.

Shikikazu
3 years 25 days ago

 Street is on the Padres.

Novito
3 years 25 days ago

Pardon me for that but padres will ask for a decent prospect in return as well. I would the way the market is shaping.

melonis_rex
3 years 25 days ago

Street’s got saves. Last offseason (see: Papelbon, J. and Bell, Heath) demonstrated that saves are still massively overvalued.

Someone’s going to give up a major prospect (or blocked young guy with some MLB seasoning) for Street.

3 years 25 days ago

That is exactly why i offered the trade proposal I did hold on to you panties Mets fans.You think we will get Street fot 2 lousy prospects on the farm? Im sure that with the 1000 teams now looking for relief help they will be out bet.

Cards(obviously)
Mets
Nationals(can’t write them off)
Red Sox
Braves(doubtful)
Angels
Rangers(they always need a guy)
Yankees(why not?)
Rays
Orioles

Youve got to be kidding if you think the Mets will get Street for Den Dekker and a few off beat prospects, I know that these guys that were mentioned have been injured and it seems as though were giving up prospects for injury concerns.But the value of closers jas gone up from last year too this year greatly.Remeber Rivera tore his ACL so that was a sign that bullpen value was going to increase and the fact thart Heath Bell didn’t start off his career in the so called “promise land”also pointed out that sign(not imperitive now).One other factor is if you are saying is “Sean we got crap for K-rod why should we deal or have to deal more to get back another closer” I will tell you why.The Mets were desperate to dump K-rod they did not want a 17 million dollar vesting option over their heads for a team that was expected to barely make contention the following year.So the Mets were in this postion to be forced to get rid of him at any cost.Unfortuantly the cost was to get poo in return. But now since the market for closers is high the Mets have to deal more.

3 years 25 days ago

how is a 1.47 WHIP a solid season? 

3 years 25 days ago

as a Brewer fan I’d consider it reasonable if the Mets said the Brewers could pick from a handful of mid-level prospects.  there is no way the Brewers can expect one of their top-5 prospects. 

3 years 25 days ago

LOL that ain’t happenning. If the Mets pick up all of KRod’s salary, that will be plenty good enough

3 years 25 days ago

LOL what ain’t happening?  Are you suggesting they will trade him for a bucket of baseballs?  Read my post again.  I said a mid-level prospect.  Most of those guys project as middle relievers or backups if they ever make the bigs. 

3 years 25 days ago

If you mean Danny Herrera type, yeah I agree with you.  To me a B prospect is like Jenrry Mejia, while an A prospect would be Zach Wheeler. So if we go by my definition, it ain’t happenning. PS chillax bro do you have a stake in the Brewers or something

LifelongMets
3 years 25 days ago

How about the Mets pay the rest of the salary, and send Danny Herrera and Adrian Rosario back to Milwaukee?

3 years 25 days ago

LOL he has got 9 million attached to his contract and having a below par season your kidding me right.The lack of intelligance from that is pathetic

3 years 23 days ago

… says the guy who referred to K-Rod as a “power arm” in a previoius post

slider32
3 years 25 days ago

Selig and Aldermann are connected here, once the Brewers are out of it I could see this happening.

3 years 25 days ago

the mets would never trade a good prospect like henry mejjia for k rod who is garbage

3 years 25 days ago

A good prospect? you cannot be serious he is as good of a prospect as was Fernando Martinez when he got injured a thousand times.Mejjia is a unreliable prospect and by the way injury prone.Check your players before you mark them good prospect thanks that is all.

3 years 25 days ago

I’d take him back.  Outside of Byrdak, who is only a situational guy, and Parnell, I trust no one in this bullpen.  Frankie has experience in NY and Citi Field will help with some of the HRs he’s been giving up. 

Guest
3 years 25 days ago

been there done that

How about a player to be named later for K-Rod?  Then when the Brewers least expect it, the Mets can stick them with Jason Bay!!!

Guest
3 years 25 days ago

as soon as this happens Jason Bay will go on a tear with 40 RBI and 10+HR in one month, batting .353 for the Brew Crew

3 years 24 days ago

Your kidding right you mean you wouldnt like to get k-rod for the year for somone like Herrera.