Mets ship K-Rod to Brewers

National League secures home field advantage in World Series with All-Star Game win
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Via MLBTR, the Mets have traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers for two players to be named later. Nice of them to wait until after the All-Star Game to announce the deal. Anyway, K-Rod was on the Yankees’ radar as a potential trade target: He was reportedly open to a deal to the Bronx, and Ben made the case for him last month. That option is clearly off the table now. Fantasy managers should look at Bobby Parnell for saves as he is likely to become the next Mets’ closer.

National League secures home field advantage in World Series with All-Star Game win
The Boras Double Standard
  • Carlosologist

    Huge surprise. Hopefully we make a move soon, be it in the LHSP or LHRP department.

  • Xstar7

    Did not see that coming. Well, it’s an upgrade over Axford.

    • Mike Axisa

      1. K-Rod will set up.

      2. Axford’s better.

      • Xstar7

        You’re right. I haven’t paid paid much attention to Axford, he’s much better than I thought he was. That 11.54 K/9 is very nice.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Axford havent blown a save since mid April.

      • Xstar7

        He’s come a long way since he was on the Yankees.

        • Brooklyn Ed

          I concur. too bad he didnt had great control when he was with the Yanks.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Brewers must really be serious about winning this year. Wow.

    • jsbrendog

      once fielder leaves….

  • MikeD

    Be interesting to see what they do with K-Rod. My guess is he becomes the set-up man. No way they’ll let that vesting option for nearly $18 million kick in.

    • B-Rando

      I thought it kicked in once he was traded?

  • Pants Lendleton

    Some random dude on a mets message board I frequent from time to time actually out scooped the msm on this one.

    Claimed he had a inside source during the all star game … Of course they called him out on it thus turning it into a hilarious thread.

    • Oscar Gamble’s ‘Fro

      Thanks for the tip on that thread, Pants. Hilarious stuff.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I read that the Mets can’t offer Betran arbitration after this year, is there any truth to this?

    • Mike Axisa

      They wouldn’t offer it to him anyway. He’d accept and get a $20M salary next year.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    what’s odd about this trade is, I thought K-Rod said he doesn’t wanna set up? hmm…

    • Benjamin Kabak

      The Brewers weren’t on his no-trade list. He has no choice. I’m sure when he wakes up to this news tomorrow, he’s going to be utterly thrilled.

      • David, Jr.

        He will pout his way through the year and try to find somebody stupid enough to give him big $$$$ again.

        Very glad we didn’t do this.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Shitty part of breakfast #1: His 17.5M option now will not vest.
        Shitty part of breakfast #2: He now has to live in Milwaukee, WI.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Now that’s a ninja deal.

    • mike c

      the mets gave an $18M past-his-prime closer to a team who needed a setup man, I don’t get what’s so “ninja” about that

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Lolwut. Everything you said is irrelevant. The “ninja” part refers to how no rumors of this circulated. Making it sneaky like ninjas. Did I seriously have to explain that?

  • Yan
    • mbonzo

      That would cost a lot. If Cashman could workout a deal that was built around Montero and didn’t have Banuelos or Betances, I’d approve. The chances of anything happening has to be about 0.5%.

      • mike c

        I think I’d give up jesus and betances for ubaldo, he’s still a couple years away and injury could be a concern

        • David, Jr.

          It would cost far more than that.

    • mike c

      think jesus montero could be a starter on colorado this year?

      • MannyGeee

        yes. 1000 times yes. he would be a starter on the Yankees this year if Coltraine didn’t fall in our laps. Thanks again Coletti & Theo

    • Dino Velvet

      Wow. and Ubaldo is signed for the next 3 years at an inexpensive rate.

    • bexarama

      I think Ubaldo “could be had” in the same way like, Pineda “could be had”

  • Dino Velvet

    so the Brewers weren’t on his 10 team no trade list – that’s interesting.

    • aRX

      I guess that list was more of a “shitty teams/cities I don’t want to be stuck in” list rather than “bullpen situations that will keep my option from vesting” list, unless he forgot about Axford somehow.

      Smart move by the Mets, most fans I know are giddy that they aren’t going to be on the hook next year. Too bad though — I wanted to see them come up with creative ways to bench him for the entire month of September :D

      • Thomas Cassidy

        The Brewers will probably think of the same thing. He isn’t worth 8 million let alone 17. Most overrated pitcher in all of baseball.

        • David, Jr.

          He is a complete pile.

          Watch for Beltran next. Won’t take long.

      • MidlandTX

        Odds are that list was actually “Contenders who most likely will need an arm down the stretch, will have the shekels to take me on, and who won’t mind buying out my no-trade (or having the Mets do it.)”

    • bexarama

      lol he’s gonna flip a shit, it’ll be glorious

  • Pat D

    Can’t wait for someone to come out and say Cashman failed.

    Come on, where’s that one guy? You know, the one with the handle that mentions something about the shortcomings of our beloved GM? What was that guy’s name again?

  • Joseph Cecala

    I thought the Brewers basically had no farm?

    • MannyGeee

      this was essentially a salary trade, Mets will get nothing of significant value (outside of salary relief and ‘Addition by Subtraction’)

  • Opus

    The deal includes the Mets sending them $5 million dollars? I know it’s early, but did I read that right?

  • CMP

    You gotta figure Beltran is gone before the deadline too. Yanks done really need him with Swish and Jorge hitting better. Hopefully he’ll go somewhere other than Boston.

    • MannyGeee

      Yeah, the Mets need to move him and Reyes quick while their value is high. shit, move Dickey and Wright while you’re at it. sell sell sell, baby. Alderman approves!

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        sell sell sell, baby.



    • Yank The Frank

      The Giants are looking as a possible landing spot for Beltran. You’re right anybody but Boston, except maybe also the Phillies (crystal ball gazing to October).

  • ItsATarp

    lulz the mets trade him to a team with no farm..we might as well have offered up mitre for him.

  • JM

    So the Mets are paying the rest of his 2011 salary… Why??? That kills the whole point of the trade.