Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/15/11
“The Red Sox, Reds, Blue Jays, Marlins, Dodgers, Angels, and Mets are among the teams that have expressed interest in free-agent closer Francisco Cordero,” writes Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Earlier today, Joel Sherman of the New York Post said that a closer is the lone area where the Mets are willing to give more than a one-year contract, though two years is probably the furthest they would go, saying the Mets would be willing to spend ‘$8-$10 million for late inning relief.’ In a post to his blog for the Daily News last week, Andy Martino said the Mets will be looking for an “affordable closer this winter,” such as Jonathan Broxton, Brad Lidge, and Nathan. According to Martino, Lidge does not have a firm requirement to be a closer next season.
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