Found December 04, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets would love to trade for Oakland’s Andrew Bailey, but the more likely scenario has the Mets signing one or two relievers from a list that includes Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Brad Lidge and Matt Capps. As you can read below, the Mets have checked in on Andrew Bailey, but found the A’s asking price to high and were unwilling to part with whatever it would take. Original Post 12/1 No players were mentioned, but considering the impressive finish to the young right-hander’s season in 2011, I could hardly blame the A’s for wanting as much as they can get for their 23-year old closer. Bailey, who won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2009 (1.84 ERA, 26 saves), has battled through some injuries in the last two season’s, but when he’s on the mound there’s no mistaking the fact that this kid can bring it. His arsenal includes three plus pitches including a curveball, a cutter, and a four seam fastball that ranges 93–97 mph. He has excellen

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