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K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:45 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 4:51 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Francisco RodriguezYesterday when asked about Jose Reyes, Yankees general manager Brain Cashman said he already had a shortstop and was more interested in bullpen help. Well, maybe the Mets can help him out there, too.

While Francisco Rodriguez can block trades to 10 teams, the Mets closer said he'd change teams -- and roles -- if he was moved to a contender.

"If I am going to be traded, obviously I want the opportunity to close out games, but if it's going to be good teams like the Yankees or the Rays, and it's going to be for two months, I can go out there and help them out," Rodriguez told the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert.

Rodriguez noted he doesn't know which teams are on his no-trade list and would prefer to stay with the Mets.

Rodriguez is in the third year of a three-year deal worth $37 million. He has a vesting option for 2012 worth $17.5 million this season if he finishes 55 games. He has finished 28 games with 20 saves so far this season. 

The Yankees have already lost setup man Joba Chamerlain for the season and also have another former closer, Rafael Soriano, on the disabled list. The team could certainly use a bridge to Mariano Rivera.

The Rays have Kyle Farnsworth closing right now. The 35-year-old right-hander has had a very good firs half of the season, wracking up 15 saves with a 2.17 ERA in 33 appearances, walking just two while striking out 20 in 29 innings.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:09 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:47 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

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Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 12:12 am

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

Braylon Edwards = Michigan.  Wings are gone!

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:25 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

Are the Yankees going to trade prospects equivalent to a big league closer to get a 4 month setup man?  Doubtful...Brian Cashman isn't even that stupid.  They have far greater issues.

The Phillies on the other hand need a closer because I have no faith in Contreras or Madson (to close, but great setup).  They have bigger issues too, namely scoring runs. 

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 9:17 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

Wow this guy really does have issues if he don't even know what 10 teams he has blocked on his no-trade clause.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 6:41 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

The Mets are not exactly a "miserable team". They're hovering around .500, and would be a few games better than that if K-Rod did his job all the time. Really, exactly how many games better are the Tigers than the Mets? And if the Mets bullpen did their job night after night, the Mets would be in the playoff hunt themselves. Remember that 2-week period when their bullpen kept blowing games and had a 12.00 ERA? They've since settled down but two weeks is what seperates the mets from the rest of the pack. Pity!

He'd welcome out of the Mets more for the fact taht he was an embarrassment last year with his punching his father-in-law incident and has lost the respect of many of the fans and probably the players as well. you can say you're sorry all you want, some things you just can't forget and in my mind he'll always be a jerk for what he did. You can take the man out of the ghetto but not the ghetto out of the man which is why he'd probably look better in a Yankee or Tiger uniform.

Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 5:09 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

What does Detroit have to do with any of this?  If K-Rod was given the chance to go to the Tigers for 4 months, you don't think he would?  The Tigers are in the middle of a divisional race.  The Mets are cooked.  Take the Wings off your rooting board; we'd be fine without you.

Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 3:17 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

Of course he would be open to that because he wants to be off the miserable met team that wont go anywhere, ask any player on a bad team and yes regardless of their role they would love to be a yankee, or with any other major contender.

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:55 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

That is to funny.  He just knows that he has to get out of New York and stay out of Detroit.  (Blameless Edwards still has his driver's licence)

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:41 pm

K-Rod open to setting up Rivera

Doesn't know who's on his no trade list? BAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA  Way too funny !!    He's such a genius !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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