K-rod got traded to the Brewers about five minutes after Brewers Prince Fielder hoisted the All-Star Game’s MVP Award, as the NL beat the AL 5-1 and for the second year in a row.
So, what did the Mets get in return?
Two players to be named later, as they had to send cash to the Brewers to help eat some of K-rod’s remaining
The Mets did not want to be stuck with the $17.5 million option on K-rod’s contract for 2012 if he clocks 55 saves, a road that K-rod was heading down.
How the Mets players will feel about what message this sends with half the season left is how skipper Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson handle it in the next few days. What it tells me is that the Mets are vending but are not sellers, so don’t go thinking Jose Reyes or Carlos Beltron are next.
It gives the Mets needed financial flexibility, so cheers to GM Alderson for continuing his cleanup in Queens.
What are the Brewers getting?
A 29-year-old closer who is posting a 3.16 ERA with 23 saves, in just over 41 innings in total.
Well, guess that means K-rod is not going to be a Yankee, even with his new agent being Scott Boras jamming him down their throats.
Let’s see how well K-rod can handle being a set-up man, as if he does the Brewers will be a tough team down the stretch.
- Francisco Rodriguez hires super agent Scott Boras (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Mets Notes: K-Rod, Alderson, Isringhausen (mlbtraderumors.com)
- Boras signs K-Rod, to discuss contract with GM (sports.espn.go.com)
- Beltran’s an All-Star DH & K-Rod just got harder to trade (randombaseballstuff.com)
- MLB Trade Rumors: K-Rod Moving From Queens To The Bronx (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- K-Rod, Boras don’t faze GM (nypost.com)
- Will K-Rod Notch Save No. 300 In A Mets Uniform? (newyork.cbslocal.com)