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Francisco Rodriguez says “of course” he’d consider signing with Mets as a free agent

Oct 10, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Francisco Rodriguez AP

Francisco Rodriguez is on the verge of becoming a free agent and lots of non-Brewers media are covering the Brewers at this point, so naturally he was asked yesterday whether signing with the Mets is something he’d consider.

“Of course,” Rodriguez told David Lennon of New York Newsday. “I don’t have no hard feelings for nobody. They did what they had to do. They needed to unload a lot of money and I was making too much money. But you never know what’s going to happen one year from now, two years from now.”

Rodriguez won’t be re-signing with the Brewers, but his odds of rejoining the Mets seem almost as long. Not only would it be surprising if general manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins wanted anything to do with Rodriguez, the sheer number of veteran relievers available this offseason means the Mets will have plenty of options if they’re committed to filling the ninth inning with an experienced closer.

From Rodriguez’s point of view it makes sense not to rule out any suitors and he probably doesn’t quite realize the feelings he left behind in New York, but … well, it ain’t happening.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Oct 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    There is no way in hell Sandy Alderson is bringing back F-Rod. None. If Omar Minaya was still GM, well, that would be a different story.

  2. bloodysock - Oct 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    He said the same thing back in August:

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/20/francisco-rodriguez-open-to-returning-to-mets-next-season/

  3. Old Gator - Oct 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Hey, why not sign with the Feesh? Imagine having Rodriguez coming in whenever Zambrano melts down, and imagine the two of them going at each other in the locker room. With Slobbering Ozzie at the helm, Macondo could make all-psychotic next season.

    • 4d3fect - Oct 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM

      Nice.

      With those three, who needs wwf or any other three-letter wrestling/entertainment orgs?

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM

      While you’re at it, why not get the Angels to trade Abreu, sign utility infielder Omar Vizquel, etc. Pretty soon we’ll call them the Miami Criollos…

  4. phukyouk - Oct 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    I would consider having a three way with Megan Fox and Keira Nightly… but neither of these things are going to happen.

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