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The Mets sent $5 million to Milwaukee with K-Rod

Jul 13, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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Joel Sherman supplies us with some more details regarding the Francisco Rodriguez trade to Milwaukee.  He says that the Mets have sent $5 million to the Brewers.

Which makes total sense, of course. It basically gives the Brewers the money to pay K-Rod’s salary for the rest of the year, though they still have to pay his $3.5 million buyout.  For the Mets, paying any amount short of around $8.5 million means that they’ve saved money this year (salary plus the buyout), and of course, eliminating even the possibility of Rodriguez’s gigantic option from vesting next year is a plus.

In other news, one of ESPN’s Twitter feeds said this this morning:


Hmm: you have a great closer already, and even if, for some reason, you decide to replace him with a worse one, it’s gonna cost you, like, $14.5 million.  Wait! Don’t make me answer yet! I’m still thinking!

  1. orangeflh - Jul 13, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    This makes the Brewers bullpen downright dangerous. Life is good.

    Let’s go Crew!

  2. buckybadger - Jul 13, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Looking forward to seeing the gang here this weekend in Denver. Go Rockies!!! but still Go Brewers rest of the year.

  3. aronmantoo - Jul 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    The Mets sent K-Rod and 5 mill to Milwaukee for?

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Jul 13, 2011 at 1:24 PM

      2 Players To Be Named Later. This is basically a salary dump for the Mets since the Brewers’ system is pretty thin.

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