Sweeny: Alderson Rings Changes While Cashman WaitsSandy Alderson didn’t tip his hand that he was onto some big moves when he spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon, but he got quite busy a few hours later acquiring three relievers and a new center fielder.
Former Mets Closer K-Rod Becomes Free AgentFrancisco Rodriguez's $17.5 million mutual option has been declined, and the Milwaukee Brewers reliever was among 148 players who become free agents Sunday.
Brewers' K-Rod: Return To Mets Could Be In FutureK-Rod would rather close games -- and hey, you never know. He could have that opportunity again in New York.
Hartnett: Mariano Rivera’s 602 Deserves To Be Placed On An Equal Pedestal As Other MLB RecordsMo's record is under fire by some who question the validity of the stat. Does Rivera’s record deserve greater praise from the baseball community? Share your opinions inside.
Keidel: No. 602 For The Final 42Some may say we have a Mariano Rivera obsession. You’re damn right we do. It’s one of those oxymoronic, healthy diseases, backed by 602 saves, making Mariano now and forever the king of closers. Yes. Forever.
Keidel: Mariano Rivera: Mr. 600Did you know Mariano Rivera is about to become the all-time saves leader, passing Trevor Hoffman, who has 601. No doubt Rivera was crowned long before he becomes the official king of closers, but there’s more meat to this feat than you may think.
Mets Acquire Daniel Herrera And Adrian Rosario To Complete K-Rod TradeThe Mets have acquired lefthanded pitcher Daniel Herrera and righthanded pitcher Adrian Rosario from the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade that sent righthanded pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and cash considerations to the Brewers on July 12.
After Rain Delay, Mets Lose At Home Against BrewersThe Mets set a most dubious record Friday night, beaten by Prince Fielder and the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 in a rainy, testy matchup.
Hartnett: Silver Lining In Mets’ Future Or More Misery To Come? It All Revolves Around Jose ReyesWith the Mets falling out of the playoff race, the focus turns to their future which could either be bright or devastating depending on whether Jose Reyes is retained.
Oops! K-Rod Says No-Trade Clause Snafu Led To Mets-Brewers Swap 'Shock'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.
Without K-Rod, Who Closes For Mets? Isringhausen? Parnell? Beato?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.
K-Rod Co-Closing In Milwaukee? Could 'Clause' Trouble For Ex-Mets StarWith 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.
Hartnett: Is Bobby Parnell Ready To Fill K-Rod’s Shoes As Mets’ Closer? Bobby Parnell is the leading candidate to take over as New York Mets' closer. Without a significant history of closing out games, it's hard to tell if he has what it takes but Parnell does possess some traits needed to be a successful fireman.
K-Rod Sent To Brewers; Trading Season On For Sandy Alderson, MetsThe Mets made their first move in what could be a busy month for general manager Sandy Alderson, trading their big-time closer to Milwaukee.
Mets Trade K-Rod, Cash To Brewers For 2 Players To Be Named LaterThe 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.