The New York Mets and pitcher Fransisco Rodriguez have agreed on a three-year contract worth $37 million. Rodriguez will need a physical examination to complete the deal. It includes an option for a fourth year worth $14 million dollars.
The Mets have begun to shore up their notoriously shaky bullpen and Omar Minaya and Mets executives can now move on to acquiring more bullpen help and a starting pitcher or two.
A press conference is expected to occur by tomorrow to officially announce the signing.
The market played the Mets way this time and they were able to sign Rodriguez to a reasonable deal. A closer is not the only answer to the bullpen woes however, and hopefully the Mets can acquire someone like Huston Street, Juan Cruz, Brandon Lyon, or Joe Beimel.
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