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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

NY Post: Davidoff: K-Rod on list of Mets’ bullpen targets

Can Ollie Perez be far behind?

It’s not a crazy idea at all. In fact, you could make a strong case Rodriguez is the best of all bullpen trade possibilities out there for the Mets. ...

He behaved markedly better last year, upon returning from his 2010 arrest for attempted assault of his children’s grandfather at Citi, and he enjoyed a positive working relationship with Terry Collins. San Diego’s Huston Street, Houston’s Brett Myers and Oakland’s Grant Balfour all lack New York experience. ...

[H]is velocity has increased from last year — his fastball was averaging 91.4 mph compared to last year’s 90.3, according to FanGraphs — and he has been unlucky on his home runs per flyball rate (13.3 percent, as compared to his career rate of 8.2 percent). It also would be worth wagering K-Rod, who has been setting up for Milwaukee closer John Axford since the Mets traded him to the Brewers last July, would improve upon returning to his closer role.

bobm Posted: July 03, 2012 at 11:54 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: battery, bullpen, mets

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   1. Jay Z Posted: July 04, 2012 at 12:53 AM (#4172877)
he has been unlucky on his home runs per flyball rate (13.3 percent, as compared to his career rate of 8.2 percent).


No, he has not been unlucky. He has stunk.

Look at the rest of his stats. BA against the last 5 years, .216, .203, .213, .243, .282.
ERA against 2.24, 3.71, 2.20, 2.64, 4.17.

Also, his control, which had been getting better, is now worse. He no longer strikes out over a batter an inning. It has been a complete decline.

The Brewers pen has the highest WHIP and the most losses in baseball. No one is having a good year there. You want him, you got him.
   2. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 04, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4172889)
The Met bullpen sucks so K-Rod could be an upgrade and the second wildcard means that there will be fewer guys on the market. But it is a very uninspired move.
   3. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2012 at 02:03 AM (#4172909)
Pass.
   4. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 05, 2012 at 09:58 AM (#4173422)
I'll put my money on Balfour or Street NOT getting the NYC heebie-jeebies...
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 05, 2012 at 10:25 AM (#4173437)

I'll put my money on Balfour or Street NOT getting the NYC heebie-jeebies...


I doubt they'd know how to handle the media as well as an experienced NY player like K-Rod, who kept out of the headlines and carried himself with dignity and grace in the media spotlight.
   6. Elvis Posted: July 05, 2012 at 10:28 AM (#4173438)
But would you put your money on Street not ending on the DL or Balfour in the minors?
   7. billyshears Posted: July 05, 2012 at 10:32 AM (#4173441)
What the heck - I'd take K-Rod back.
   8. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 05, 2012 at 10:38 AM (#4173445)
Why stop at just K-Rod? O-Per has 9 strikeouts and 2 walks with the Mariners so far.
   9. Ravecc Posted: July 05, 2012 at 10:45 AM (#4173453)
I’d settle for anyone that isn't a reject from the Padres or Blue Jays pens.

Also, does Sandy et al share TC’s weird man-love for Miguel Batista?
   10. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: July 05, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4173470)
Jesse Orosco is now looking for his glove.
   11. PreservedFish Posted: July 05, 2012 at 11:15 AM (#4173486)
I want to see what Familia can do out of the bullpen.
   12. Lassus Posted: July 05, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4173492)
Please god, no. (To the headline, not Familia.)

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