The Mets are considering trying to acquire Brewers RHP Francisco Rodriguez, a source familiar with the situation told Newsday’s David Lennon.
Yesterday, in the New York Post, Ken Davidoff also said, “The Mets want to upgrade their bullpen, and Rodriguez is on their list of targets.”
Last week, Davidoff said the Mets were looking outside the organization for bullpen help and are expected to be involved in trade talks for Padres closer Huston Street, Astros RHP Brett Myers and A’s closer Grant Balfour.
According to Lennon, the Mets are more likely to trade for a player like Rodriguez, who would not cost a top prospect, because he’s due roughly $4 million the remainder of this season before becoming a free agent.
“He knows all the guys already,” the source told Lennon, “and he’s pitched in New York.”
In the New York Post, Mike Puma says, “There are no concerns evident within the Mets clubhouse about reuniting with Rodriguez.”
“The people outside don’t know what kind of guy this guy is,” Josh Thole told Puma yesterday about Rodriguez. “He made one mistake.”