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Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, writes that the New York Mets want to upgrade their bullpen, and that former Met closer Francisco Rodriguez is one of a few players the front office is targeting according to what a source with knowledge of the situation.
Davidoff points out a few good reasons why the Brewers may be in “sell mode” and why “K-Rod would be an excellent fit with the Mets — as their closer:”
Rodriguez, who is now 30, is earning $8 million dollars and probably has about half of that still coming to him for the rest of this season. He is 1-4 with no saves and has a 4.00 ERA, in 39 appearances games over 36 innings with the Brewers.
His velocity is actually higher since his time with the Mets, but he’s been less than what you would expects although he is maintaining a 2:1 K/BB rate and has been very effective against right-handed hitters who he’s held to a 188 batting average.
BEST OF MAXIM
With a lopsided victory Tuesday night over the defending division champs, the New York Mets have officially hit the season’s midway point in style. The team now sits seven games over .500 (44-37) in sole possession of second place in the NL East, just 3 1/2 games behind the upstart Washington Nationals.
While most of the pundits picked the Phils to win the division back before...
I find it amazing how little attention RHP Luis Mateo gets when the topic of conversation is about the Mets’ best pitching prospects. If you didn’t know any better you would think that Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey and one or two others, were the only starting pitchers in the Mets minor league system.
So let me introduce you to rising star Luis Mateo, currently...
The Mets are riding high after defeating their hated rivals (Phillies) 11-1 last night.
Daniel Murphy was a homerun shy of the cycle, and Mets slighted All Star David Wright moved past former Mets 3B Howard Johnson, into third place on the Mets all time HR list with 193. Wright trails only Mike Piazza (220) and Darryl Strawberry (252) for all time HR's as a Met. Wright also...
During the New York Mets 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, 22-year-old shortstop, Ruben Tejada, collected three hits in five at-bats, while scoring two runs and driving in one:
In the bottom half of the fourth inning, Tejada collected his second hit of the night — a two-out RBI single to center — extending the Mets lead 5-1. After advancing to second on the throw...
In the last five games the Mets are 4-1 while the Phillies are 0-5. Combined with New York being six games over .500 and Philadelphia nine games under, it’s understandable why the Mets come into their three game-set with the defending NL East champs almost a bit cocky. Josh Thole is shooting to go 5-1 in the six games remaining before the All-Star break, which would winning...
BONUS BABY: Germán Ahmed Rosario gets record $1.75 million to sign with the Mets as day one of International Free Agency period begins.
The Mets announced that they have signed Dominican SS Germán Ahmed Rosario during the first day of the International Free Agent signing period.
Rosario will get a $1.75 million signing bonus, the highest bonus the Mets have ever paid an International...
Chris Young on Wednesday fell to 2-2
Coming into July 4, Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee had zero, zilch, nada, nothing, no wins in 13 starts on the 2012 season, but that changed in the seventh inning when the Phillies took a 3-2 lead on a pair of home runs by Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz.
Both Mets starter Chris Young and Lee exchanged 1-2-3 innings in the first and second...
Jordany Valdespin is mobbed by teammates following his game-winning walk off hit vs. Durham
The Bisons put on one hell of an Independence Eve Celebration at Coca-Cola Field on Tuesday night.
It wasn’t enough that the Bisons had nearly 16,000 fans in the stands and the Buffalo Philharmonic on hand to give a dazzling post-game show.
The Bisons wanted to get involved in the action...
The Mets look to get back on the winning page today as they open up a three game set against the Phillies in Citi Field. If records for July were held constant, this three game set, and the next (Cubs) will be the only 6 games the Mets will play against teams below .500. Anyway, the Phillies will send out Vance Worley today to take on Jon Niese.
Niese is 6-3 on the season with a...
Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) vs. New York Mets (44-37)
Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13) vs. Chris Young (2-1, 3.30)
Time: 1:10, Citi Field
Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, 91
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Happy Independence Day! There’s nothing like celebrating the Fourth of July by watching America’s past time.
Once again, Cliff Lee is looking for his first victory. There...