OK-Rod with possible trade: Mets closer also willing to be set-up man
The fourth-place NL East Mets are hovering around .500 at 37-38 and in danger of falling out of the pennant race due to a 9 1/2 game gap between them and the Philadelphia Phillies. The larger issue with the team is its finances, however, as team ownership may be looking to dump some of the larger salaries on the club due to a lawsuit brought by the trustee for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
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June 24, 2011 04:35 pm EDT
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Perhaps humbled by recent blown saves, or just preparing to be traded, New York Mets closer Frankie Rodriguez said he's willing to serve as set-up man for a potential different team.
"If I am going to be traded, obviously I want the opportunity to close out games, but if it's going to be good teams like the Yankees or the Rays, and it's going to be for two months, I can go out there and help them out," Rodriguez said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.
K-Rod has been effective this season with 20 saves and a 3.25 ERA, but struggled in the past week. He has a no-trade clause but said he doesn't recall what teams are on the list.
"Honestly, I don't even know what (teams) are on the no-trade clause, I haven't even been asked about that yet," Rodriguez said, according to the Daily News. "I mean, I would definitely love to stay here, but I have to be open to every possibility out there right now."
The fourth-place NL East Mets are hovering around .500 at 37-38 and in danger of falling out of the pennant race due to a 9 1/2 game gap between them and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The larger issue with the team is its finances, however, as team ownership may be looking to dump some of the larger salaries on the club due to a lawsuit brought by the trustee for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
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