Found February 02, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The New York Mets are so unsatisfied with their current closer situation that the team is pursuing free agent Jose Valverde to likely unseat Frank Francisco, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Alderson is pursuing Jose Valverde to compete with -- or more likely unseat -- Francisco as closer, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com. If the Mets were to agree to a deal with Valverde, a Scott Boras client, it would have to be on their terms, according to Rubin. This would mean a contract with a certain base salary that includes potential incentives for games finished or saves recorded. It would be of the same framework as the agreement reached with starting pitcher Shaun Marcum, except the incentive language would be written for a reliever. Valverde went 3-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 35 saves last season for the Detroit Tigers. Beyond Valverde, Rubin notes that the Mets would consider reuniting with former closer Francisco Rodriguez. However, this isn’t likely, and it’s even less likely that the team agrees to sign former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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