Relief Pitcher: Angels will pass on K-Rod

According to Randy Youngman, of the OC Register, “Angels owner Arte Moreno already has decided against bringing back record-breaking closer Francisco Rodriguez.”

Last week at his blog for 1050 ESPN Radio, Andrew Marchand wrote, “The Mets are not interested in offering K-Rod a five-year, $75 million contract, but this may not be a deal breaker because (the agent) says K-Rod will be flexible.”

…as i have said before, only the Mets, Rangers, Tigers and Angels have been linked to rodriguez in rumor, which means, being a team from New York City, most likely with the most money, the Mets may be wise to let Brian Fuentes and k-rod come to them, while poking around the trade market, and maybe spooking the free agents in to dropping their price

By the way, among offering up a bunch of other interesting tidbits, Youngman believes the Angels are going to offer Mark Teixeira a six– or seven-year deal worth $20 million per season.