Mets One Of Three Teams In On Fernando Rodney

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February 4, 2014

Free agent closer Fernando Rodney now has three teams who are expressing strong interest in his services according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. Those teams are the Mariners, Orioles and Mets.

You always have to be wary whenever Sandy Alderson downplays interest in someone. It almost always seems like he’s doing the exact opposite of what he says he is.

Sneaky guy…

February 3, 2014

As first reported by Adam Rubin of, the Mets have signed right-hander Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.

Sandy Alderson has recently said the Mets were in the market for a low-cost, veteran relief pitcher, and Farnsworth fills that need.

Farnsworth had a 4.70 ERA in 48 appearances for the Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates last season.

He also has experience pitching in New York after spending 2006-2008 with the cross-town Yankees.

Rubin also notes that according to an unaffiliated source with the club, the Mets have allotted some money to finding a closer-type relief pitcher to a big league deal.

The source believes that Fernando Rodney is high on the Mets list and the team’s favorite, but Kevin GreggRyan Madson or Joel Hanrahan could also be in the mix.

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