Mets - Signed K-Rod
New York Mets - Signed P Kfrancisco Rodriguez (K is silent) to a 3-year, $37 million contract.
Based on the team weaknesses going into this offseason, the money they hand to spend, and where the team is in the success cycle, you knew the Mets were going to go out and get a closer, the only question was which one. While I think I would go with Brian Fuentes, I’m sure Minaya’s thinking “The fanbase is already pissed and screaming for my head, so I’m getting the biggest name closer dammit.” Rodriguez will be a good addition to the bullpen and given it’s still just a 3-year deal (with option) and not for some groundbreaking new closer salary, the Mets should be happy with their forced move.
As usual, ZiPS has a love affair with Rodriguez. Also thinks he should have signed with the Blue Jays.
ZiPS Projection - Francisco Rodriguez
W L G GS IP H ER HR BB SO ERA ERA+
2009 5 1 74 0 74 50 22 4 35 102 2.68 160
Top Comps: Tom Henke, Duane Ward
Posted: December 10, 2008 at 06:20 PM | 12 comment(s)
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