According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, a team official said the Mets would consider bringing back Francisco Rodriguez, adding, ”We haven’t ruled anything out.”
However, a second official told Marchand that, while such a move is possible, it is not “probable.”
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I don’t have no hard feelings for nobody. They did what they had to do. They needed to unload a lot of money and I was making too much money. But you never know what’s going to happen one year from now, two years from now.”
~ Francisco Rodriguez (quoted by Newsday)
In addition, according to David Lennon of Newsday, Rodriguez said he has no preference in a potential landing spot; but only that he is a closer.
Since being traded to the Brewers, Rodriguez assumed the ‘eighth-inning role. He pitched a scoreless inning during Milwaukee’s 9-6 victory over the Cardinals last night in game one of the NLCS.
During his tenure with the Mets, Rodriguez recorded 83 saves in 165 appearances with a 3.05 ERA. For his career, Rodriguez is 36-27 with a 2.51 ERA and 291 saves.
Earlier in the season, Sandy Alderson stated he may go outside the organization to find the clubs closer for 2012.
For a list of potential free-agent closers, click here.
To read Lennon’s entire report on Rodriguez for Newsday, click here.