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WhiteSoxFan84
12-09-2008, 02:01 AM
Linky (http://www.nypost.com/seven/12082008/sports/mets/mets_close_to_signing_k_rod_143325.htm)

I think after reading what his agent said and how bad the Mets need this guy, we can assume that this is a done deal.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if they also sign kerry wood.

CWSpalehoseCWS
12-09-2008, 02:02 AM
I thought they only offered him 2 years? I can't imagine K-Rod not getting more than that somewhere else.

whitesox901
12-09-2008, 02:03 AM
Good, now we can put all this Jenks trading rubbish behind us.

Rockabilly
12-09-2008, 02:04 AM
glad he is out of the AL...

oeo
12-09-2008, 02:04 AM
Good, now we can put all this Jenks trading rubbish behind us.

Mets are not the only team looking for a closer.

BadBobbyJenks
12-09-2008, 02:08 AM
Good, Brian Fuentes and Kerry Wood are getting pretty bored waiting for him to sign.

WhiteSox5187
12-09-2008, 03:35 AM
I thought they only offered him 2 years? I can't imagine K-Rod not getting more than that somewhere else.
ESPN was reporting that it had a lot to do with the economy, plus there is some doubts about the durability left on his arm.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-09-2008, 04:05 AM
3/37 sounds like what he'll sign for

palehozenychicty
12-09-2008, 09:41 AM
I honestly think that Wood would be better for them, with all of his tub-slipping injuries.

K-Rod can't go more than an inning, and that motion will get the best of him soon. He seems to throw a lot more changes and splitters than fastballs now. I'd stay away.

Marqhead
12-09-2008, 09:45 AM
I honestly think that Wood would be better for them, with all of his tub-slipping injuries.

K-Rod can't go more than an inning, and that motion will get the best of him soon. He seems to throw a lot more changes and splitters than fastballs now. I'd stay away.

I'd be happy to watch either of them blow up in New York, but maybe a little happier if its K-Rod.

chisox616
12-09-2008, 11:45 AM
Good riddance K-Rod, here's hoping we don't have to play the Mets for a long while :D: (assuming this deal actually goes down...)

Tekijawa
12-09-2008, 11:48 AM
Let me be the first to predict that he will spend at least half of any contract on the DL or in some other role besides closer... too violent of a thrower for my tastes

btrain929
12-09-2008, 05:02 PM
Looks to be pretty official:

http://www.nypost.com/seven/12092008/sports/mets/mets__k_rod_continue_talks_143413.htm

FedEx227
12-09-2008, 05:54 PM
Let me be the first to predict that he will spend at least half of any contract on the DL or in some other role besides closer... too violent of a thrower for my tastes

Yeah, let me jump on that bet.

Let's see, he's lost almost 5-7 mph on his fastball over the past season and has become almost exclusively changeup/slider.

Haha... enjoy New York.

SoxandtheCityTee
12-10-2008, 09:38 AM
OK, true, I haven't been paying attention, but since when do the Mets outbid LAAA for someone they want to keep? Are the Angels strapped financially or did they just not have strong interest in keeping him? I thought they could pay with the big boys if they wanted to.

palehozenychicty
12-10-2008, 09:41 AM
OK, true, I haven't been paying attention, but since when do the Mets outbid LAAA for someone they want to keep? Are the Angels strapped financially or did they just not have strong interest in keeping him? I thought they could pay with the big boys if they wanted to.

They have reinforcements in their bullpen that are far cheaper and equally as effective in Shields, Arredondo, etc.

I don't blame them. I think KRod has two good years left, maximum unless he seriously alters that delivery and gets a fastball. His ALDS performance was pathetic.

SoxandtheCityTee
12-10-2008, 10:06 AM
^^ Makes sense. Thanks.