Mets sign Frank Francisco to a 2-year, $12 M Deal

The Mets and free-agent reliever Frank Francisco have agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal, according to FoxSports.com.

Original Post at 10:03 pm:

Ken Davidoff of Newsday was first to report on Twitter that the two sides reached agreememt, after which Jon Heyman, Joel Sherman, the team’s beat writers and Kevin Burkhardt confirmed the deal as well.

Francisco went 1-4 with a 3.55 ERA with 17 saves in 54 games with the Blue Jays last season. He allowed seven home runs, 18 walks and 49 hits in 50 2/3 innings.

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Michael Baron: Francisco’s had an up and down career, losing his closer’s job on several occasions – and he once lost his temper with a fan in Chicago, ultimately throwing a chair at him and getting suspended. He fits the mold of a ‘closer,’ as he’s a power pitcher who records a lot of strikeouts. However, he’s erratic and wild in the strikezone, and so he can be unreliable with a questionable presence on the mound.