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.”
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