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Mets drop out of Rodney running

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07:30 AM ET 02.04 | In search of a veteran reliever, the Mets added an option Monday in the form of 37-year-old righty Kyle Farnsworth, whom they signed to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. Farnsworth endured a dip in velocity while posting a 4.70 ERA in 48 appearances for the Pirates and Rays last season, but he saved 25 games with the Rays in 2011. He also comes with minimal risk. ... The club has not ruled out adding another bullpen arm, according to a source, though the source said the Mets likely won't sign Fernando Rodney, the best reliever remaining on the market. The Mets have been linked to Rodney, 36, who saved 85 games for the Rays the last two seasons, since their failure to sign free-agent closer Grant Balfour. He opted for a two-year, $12-million deal with the Rays.

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February 4, 2014  08:51 AM ET

Smart move for the Mets management not investing major money on a closer with little or no chance of completing for a division title or wild card position this year.

February 4, 2014  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Smart move for the Mets management not investing major money on a closer with little or no chance of completing for a division title or wild card position this year.

If that was their strategy, they'd never spend any money.

February 4, 2014  09:44 AM ET

Smart move staying away from Rodney. 2012 was a fluke year. I wouldn't trust him as my closer. He was very shaky last season.

February 4, 2014  10:07 AM ET

The Mets are not spending any more money, in fact it was annoced TODAY, that they will take up a collectipn at every home game in the bottom of the 7th innimg after Brunoars Sings, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE! !!

February 4, 2014  10:42 AM ET

Thank you, Rodney wouldn't make or break this sad team. Better off saving the money.

February 4, 2014  10:46 AM ET

Not spending money, that's Aldersons MO, doesn't work without Billy Bean. Mets fans are doomed to years of holding up the rear

February 4, 2014  10:56 AM ET

They would be better off spending that $$$ on signing some international prospect talent and developing it to see who pans out.

February 4, 2014  11:08 AM ET
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They would be better off spending that $$$ on signing some international prospect talent and developing it to see who pans out.

I don't know about that, it seems more often than not you get an Irabu when you're expecting a Darvish...

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February 4, 2014  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Smart move staying away from Rodney. 2012 was a fluke year. I wouldn't trust him as my closer. He was very shaky last season.

maybe it was given his last strokesafter all he is 36 years old,,

February 4, 2014  01:48 PM ET
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The Mets are not spending any more money, in fact it was annoced TODAY, that they will take up a collectipn at every home game in the bottom of the 7th innimg after Brunoars Sings, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE! !!

That's Bruno Mars Baby!!!!!

February 4, 2014  07:48 PM ET

Should be an interesting season for my Mets......looking forward to it....

 
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