The Mets need a closer. One of the best closers in the game is a free agent this off-season. Too bad he's going to cost a fortune.
According to Jon Heyman, Francisco Rodriguez would command a five-year, $75 million contract.
The Mets are unfortunately still paying Billy Wagner $11 million to get surgery and attempt a recovery for his career, not the Mets. He has thrown his last pitch as a member of the Mets, without a doubt.
I'd love to see K-Rod wearing orange and blue, but the Mets have a lot of fish to fry, and they can't blow it all on a closer, who earned the season saves record last year, but also struggled with putting runners on base. According to Jeremy Cothran, he was the fourth best reliever in the AL last season.
Omar Minaya would love to add him, but the Mets have to look elsewhere. Maybe Eddie Kunz can make an impact, maybe Brant Rustich can join the ranks, but the Mets still need to add a few key free agent acquisitions that won't break the bank.
One giant free agent or a bunch of smaller ones? Omar and the Mets have a lot of holes to patch in the bullpen.