Mets’ K-Rod: I’d Consider Waiving No-Trade Clause, Vesting Option

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Francisco Rodriguez sees the writing on the wall for the Mets.

On Wednesday, the fiery Mets closer said though he wants to stay with the club, he would consider waiving his no-trade clause — and vesting option — if New York wants to make a trade.

One catch: The interested team would have to give him a new multi-year contract extension.

“Definitely I would like to stay here,” Rodriguez said after the Mets’ 7-4 win over the Cubs. “Sometimes people think they want to jump to another ship when things are not good, but in this case, I would rather stay here all the way and hopefully the door is open to one more year or two more years.”

If K-Rod finishes 55 games this season, he’ll trigger a $17.5 million option for next season. His contract can be bought out for $3.5 million otherwise.

Rodriguez has 10 teams on his no-trade clause.

“Definitely it’s not on my mind to leave,” he said, “but it’s up to them to see what we’re going to do.”

He added: “It’s one thing is to think about it, another thing is to do it. I’m not going to make any commitment about it. I’m just saying I can think about it. I can think about it, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.”

Is K-Rod a goner? Fire away in the comments below…

  • VA

    Yea, who wants a guys who’s been lights out, 15 saves in a row, with not a single earned run, yea he definitely too good for the Mets, lets trade him, Reyes and everyone else, brillant

  • CraigC

    The Mets suk. Wilpon is the worst – he makes Dolan look competent. His ownership has been a problem with the team for years now. I guarantee when these players are interviewed 5 years from now when they retire, they’ll tell us that there was no motivation in the clubhouse because of the feeling of a rudder-less ship. Same with Alderson and Collins when they write their books. They’ll talk about the lack of a plan and focuse by management that trickled all the way down to the field.

  • Agar

    Who wants a hot head with an it’s all about me personality on their team?
    Don’t think there is going to be a lot of interested ball clubs in a closer who is getting mighty close to the end of his career. Guess the Muts will have to live with this regretable mistake they wish they never made!!!

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