Francisco Rodriguez is fine with being traded to the Brewers. And why wouldn’t he be? Well, according to K-Rod, he previously indicated he did not want to be dealt to the club.
This weekend against the Phillies, if Mets manager Terry Collins needs to pick up the bullpen phone to call for his closer, his decision won’t be so easy.
In what is vital stretch for manager Terry Collins’ club, the Mets open their second half with a three-game set with the visiting Phillies, who continue their quest for a fifth consecutive NL East title Friday night.
K-Rod is gone, and Mets fans worry Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran could be next. It all depends on the next couple of weeks.
With their trade for ex-Met Francisco Rodriguez, the Brewers now can call on a pair of potential closers. That’s great news for Milwaukee. For K-Rod, not so much.
With K-Rod and his $17.5 million option out of the way Sandy Alderson, can more freedom to keep Jose Reyes playing with the Mets.
The Mets made their first move in what could be a busy month for general manager Sandy Alderson, trading their big-time closer to Milwaukee.
They’ve been up and they’ve been down, and now at the midpoint, the Amazin’s are in the hunt for a wild card berth. Ed Coleman takes you through the Mets’ roster from A-Z.
Jerry “Rello” Recco was all over the All-Star game this morning and everything else going on in the world of baseball.
While the National League was putting the finishing touches on their 5-1 over the American League in the 2011 All-Star Game, Mets GM Sandy Alderson was busy working out a trade that is sure to get people talking.
The Francisco Rodriguez era is over in New York. The Mets traded the former All-Star closer to the Brewers late Tuesday night. The deal was announced following the All-Star game.
Mets reliever Jason Isringhausen likes playing in New York, there’s no doubt about that. Just don’t make it sound like he’s begging general manager Sandy Alderson to stay.
The Mets started the season 5-13. They’ve dealt with a slew of injuries, trade speculation and Fred Wilpon’s surprising comments on his biggest stars. Despite all that and two straight losses to San Francisco end the first half, the Mets head into the All-Star break with a winning record.
At three games over .500, New York is in the wild card playoff hunt. Despite all the talk of getting injured players back, relievers Pedro Beato and Bobby Parnell could ultimately decide just how far the 2011 Mets go.
Francisco Rodriguez has been the subject of recent trade speculation, with the non-roster deadline approaching on July 31. So the question is, will the closer get save No. 300 in a Mets uniform?