NY Mets "Very Serious" about Francisco Rodriguez

Eli GreenspanSenior Analyst IOctober 21, 2008

According to ESPN 1050 in New York, an executive with knowledge of the Mets' plans says the Mets will aggressively pursue closer Francisco Rodriguez.

While the Mets may not be willing to give Rodriguez the five-year deal he is looking for, it is believed they would be willing to give him a four-year deal worth $60 million.

This way, the Mets could pay him somewhere between $10 and $12 million in 2009 (mostly because of Billy Wagner), and then increase his salary over time to net him $17 or $18 million by the time his contract is done. 
Rodriguez is the top closer on the market and is expected to have a list of at least 15 teams calling for his services.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.