Dec
09

Unconfirmed Report: Mets sign K-Rod

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The terms: 3 years, $37M. That sounds like three guaranteed years at an AAV of $13M per with a $1M buyout on an option for a fourth year. K-Rod is supposedly going to take a physical tomorrow, which should seal the deal. Jerry Manual has a scheduled press conference at 4pm Vegas time today, so we’ll dig up more then.

Update (12:48pm): Joe just saw Minaya in the hallway talking to Gammons and other media types with a big grin on his face.

Update (12:55pm): I just huddled around Minaya with the other NY media guys … he emphasized that the deal is not official but he feels “better about where it is today then yesterday.”

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League
  • A.D.

    Well K-Rod jumped pretty quick… realized there weren’t a whole lot of suitors out there, especially with Fuentes & Wood easily available and Street & Putz tradeable

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Well K-Rod jumped pretty quick…

      BUT IT’S TEH MIDDLE OF DECEMBER IT’S BEEN LIKE FOREVA SINCE TEH SEASON ENDED STILL NO CC SIGN YET WTF YOU SUX CASHMAN!?!?!?!

      • A.D.

        Its because K-Rod is the ultimate team player & a true new yorker, the man is new york, that why he signed with the Mets so soon. Its not about the money for him, its about jumping up and down in celebration after getting getting a career pinch hitter to fly out deep to left

        • jsbrendog

          after he walked a guy who stole second

  • jsbrendog

    that smile becomes bloody tears when krod has tommy john and takes longer than normal to recover after only saving 6 games through the end of may

  • Mike Pop

    I dont think its that bad of a signing. Pretty cheap because of the market

  • A.D.

    If I’m the Mets I still try and get Street… after the bullpen woes, a solid 8th innning guy & closer insurance isn’t the worst plan

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      They could move Santana to the 8th inning…

      • A.D.

        Finally someone with some sense on how to run a pitching staff

  • Manimal529

    I’d hate to be the guy huddling around Minaya who is behind Pete Abe

    • jsbrendog

      are there now 2 manimals?

      • Manimal

        whoops, my email has the 529 so when i had to type in the Name and Email I used the number for both. Same dude.

  • Mike Pop

    In the field reporter: Panda Watch !

  • Peedlum

    I have to say I’m a little surprised that Ryan Dempster got a better deal than K-Rod this offseason.

  • http://realmofhob.com Adam

    On the surface that contract seems pretty reasonable, almost a bargain, especially when compared to the 5 years and $75 million he was supposedly looking for at the start of the offseason. However, in reality, it’s probably still $5 million per year too much for the contribution that K-Rod will actually give.

    All in all, I’d rather have Kerry Wood at say $8 million per year, plus Juan Cruz for $5 million.