Source: After not landing Grant Balfour, #Mets in dialogue with Fernando Rodney. Details: http://t.co/Bbs21kcQgoIt would appear that the closer market has heat up. A day after losing out on Grant Balfour, the Mets are no in talks with free agent relief pitcher Fernando Rodney. Rodney accumulated 37 saves last season for the Tampa Bay Rays in the process of going 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA.
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It is unknown exactly what role Rodney would play for the Mets, who are in search of a veteran reliever to serve as insurance for the recuperating Bobby Parnell. Rodney fits that bill, but will warrant the same type of investment the Mets offered Balfour yesterday (2yrs/$12M). The Mets are believed to be four total teams pursuing Rodney, one of which is the Baltimore Orioles.