If you thought people complained about Billy Wagner, just wait until the Mets have Francisco Rodriguez on the mound (if they land him, of course).
ESPN1050 reported on Monday that "an executive with knowledge of the Mets thinking" thinks the Mets will pursue the season saves leader, but will not bid on CC Sabathia.
First of all, that term "executive with knowledge of the [teams name] thinking" really irks me. It seems to vague and misleading. Might as well quote a psychic.
Anyway, the Mets are going to have to pay through the nose, but locking up a decent closer for a long time might be the best way to spend the money. The team has roughly $30 million to spend to stay in line with last years payroll. The better be willing to fork over a good chunk of that for a man that will get three outs in one inning of work.
Outside of the closer, the Mets need to spend money on bridging the gap from starter to closer. Oh, and don't forget they need two starters too.
Sure, I'd love to see the Mets land Rodriguez. I love his stuff, his fire, and the ability. I think he might be a bit overhyped, as he did let a lot of men reach base, but still was able to work out of jams. I'm prepared for heart attacks in the ninth inning for years to come.
This is going to be one crazy off-season.