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According to Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com, the New York Mets are “scouting” the relief market, and Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Capps could be among their options. Valverde went 3-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 3.62 FIP, 6.3 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 0.4 HR/9 and 35 saves for the Tigers in 2012. The 34-year old right hander though, has been dropping his K/9 rate every year since 2006. His GB% this season (34.0%) was also a career low since 2006. Rodriguez, 30, just finished, probably, his worst season in the majors. He went 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA, 3.83 FIP, 9.0 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and 1.0 HR/9 in 72.0 innings for the Brewers. His 9.0 K/9 represents a career worst, and the 1.0 HR/9 is his second worst since he reached the Majors. The upside for him is that his fastball averaged 91.8 MPH in 2012, the highest number since 2009 (92.7). Also, Rodriguez had a strong finish of the season limiting opposing hitters to a .165 wOBA, striking out 15 and walking just one for a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings in September ...
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