"Assuming no Bourn, there HAS to be some free money in the budget...right?
My guess is they have more than $750,000.
The thing is, the Mets actually played the pitching FA market pretty nicely...Marcum on a 1yr deal was a good move, and they are in position to snag some nice BP arms if they are willing to actually spend some cash. Sad that it always comes down to that.
Yes on Capps. No on K-Rod: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121101&content_id=40144320&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb "F. Rodriguez charged with domestic abuse" Nov 1, 2012 "Free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez was charged with one count of domestic abuse in a suburban Milwaukee courtroom Wednesday, the result of an alleged scuffle with his fiancée in September.
Rodriguez faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted of the misdemeanor charge, according to Patch.com, which first reported the filing in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
According to that report, police say that Rodriguez struck his fiancée after she accused him of cheating on her." Obviously this guy has SERIOUS anger managment problems. Which appear to be getting WORSE. No thanks. And to add insult to injury he's now represented by Boras.(Still wouldn't want him even w/ a different agent though)
FF had 23 saves out of 26 chances last year. In 2011 K-rod saved 23 games in 26 chances.
Hard to compare eh! There was the difference in era FF at 5.56 and K-rod at 3.16 But that didn't translate into any more saves.