Found November 17, 2011 on MetsZilla:
According to Ken Davidoff of Newsday, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has reached out to the agent of Frank Francisco: #bbpBox_136950402460553216 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_136950402460553216 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }The #Mets met with the representatives for free agent RHP Frank Francisco.about 14 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@KenDavidoffKen Davidoff Earlier in the week, Joel Sherman of the New York Post stated finding a closer is a top priority for Adlerson this off-season:
My hunch is they are budgeting about $8 million-$10 million for late-inning relief and certainly are considering if it is best to share that total between two relievers with some closer pedigree — say, Frank Francisco and Matt Capps (as long as the Twins do not offer Capps Type-A free agent arbitration). The idea would be to have two men battle for the job with the loser getting the eighth inning, and Bobby Parnell, Manny Acosta and Tim Byrdak serving as the other main pen pieces.”
I like the plan that Sherman outlines above.  I strongly believe if the Mets can put together a strong pen — mainly back-end of the pen — it will go a long way in making this club competitive for 2012; that and bringing back Jose Reyes. Talking to guys like Frank Francisco and Matt Capps — in my opinion — is a step in the right direction. In 50 2/3 innings for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, Francisco struck out 53 batters, saving 17 games in 21 opportunists while boasting a 3.55 ERA:

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