Mets considering KRod, who players will welcome back

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.”





15 comments
Rranger
Rranger

Worry about Boyle after the playoffs. You can not have to many post season defensemen anymore. They are still only a injury away from Hunwick back in again. I don't have a problem moving him or buying him out after the season and use the money on Yandle. Yandle and the Zucc contract might also be the goodbye song to St. louis, you can only pay so many.

Hopefully a spring cup to New York and then if it was me St. Louis and Boyle traded at the draft for some futures and then all this looks real good.

twiggy10
twiggy10

@Rranger Agreed Boyle is around through the playoffs. He isn't being moved or bought out today.


With Yotes picking up half of the Yandle contract you still have money for Step, Hags and MSL (although it still needs to be a bonus incentive deal). You can't trade MSL this summer because he would have no contract, he's a UFA this summer. If you could get Boyle to waive his no trade clause this summer I think a deal gets made to simply save the cap space. He's not terrible, but not worth $4.5M on this team where he is the 6th D (5th at best if you want to say Klein is the 6th, which I wouldn't). The money could be used elsewhere. 

oleosmirf
oleosmirf

Just because he has a NMC, doesn't mean he can't be traded. Plenty of teams would be interested in him for 1 year at that price and if he wants out, I'm sure one team will be interested in him that he will find acceptable.

Jay
Jay

Good grief people Boyle hasn't been that bad.. Nobody remembers earlier this season when him and several other top D were out?  It was terrible with Kostka back there.  Keep Boyle, Never bad to have to much D and he adds that Offensiveness that makes up for any Defensive lapses.

twiggy10
twiggy10

@Jay He's essentially your 6th D with Yandle in the line-up. Is that worth $4.5M in cap space? Saving the $3M in cap space for other moves isn't a bad idea. Not saying it's going to happen, but don't you think you at least consider it?

twiggy10
twiggy10

Is actually an interesting idea. Essentially the $1.5M against the cap that you would be paying Boyle is part of what you would be paying Yandle if the Yotes weren't picking up 50% of his deal. 


Not sure what kind of relief would come from buying out Glass because his cap hit is only $1.5M to begin with. At that point just keep him as your 13th forward so you don't waste any cap space. It would probably still count against the cap for $900K or so. Saving I have to think would be minimal.

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@twiggy10 I may have misunderstood the "Wade Redden Rule" in the new CBA, but I believe if you want to waive a player with a cap hit over $925K (this number can change annually but that is the figure for this year), you take the cap hit (In Glass's case $1.45M) and subtract the $925K and the difference is what counts against the cap. So Glass would only count for $525K against the cap if he were waived. If the Rangers can ink a more effective player at around $900K (a Stempniak type signing), then this is a no brainer.

twiggy10
twiggy10

@....... @twiggy10 I think thats if you move the player to the minors. For instance Richards in LA has a cap hit of $7M (Not sure that is his real cap hit), but the Kings save $900K so his cap hit is now $6.1M by being in minors. Maybe Adam Rotter could clarify that for us.


Buying out is something different which is why Boyle would only count $1.5M against the cap in lieu of the $4.5M he makes a season.

BLosito11
BLosito11

@SNYRangers i thought we didnt have any buyouts left? Boyle has been a disappointment but do u buy him out instead of glass bcuz of the cap

jimbro83
jimbro83

@BLosito11 @SNYRangers compliance buyout like Richards was no cap hit. A Boyle buyout would still be a cap hit (1.5 million a year)

BLosito11
BLosito11

@jimbro83 oh yeah they should do it. Young d replaces boyle & u can giv glass' spot to lindberg, kristo, buch etc