Mets Rumors: Team could still add "closer-type" relief pitcher

USA TODAY Sports

The team could target one of a few pitchers.

The Mets could still look to add a "closer-type" relief pitcher after adding Kyle Farnsworth, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin's source says the team has allocated money for such a signing, and its top target is Fernando Rodney, who was recently connected to the Mets in rumors.

The team made a substantial offer to Grant Balfour a couple weeks ago, but he chose to sign with the Tampa Bay Rays. Three other pitchers are mentioned as potential targets in the report: Joel Hanrahan, Kevin Gregg, and Ryan Madson.

Hanrahan is recovering from Tommy John surgery but was a very good pitcher before that. The Mets were linked to Gregg, who had a 3.48 ERA and 4.10 FIP with the Cubs last year, back in early December. Madson hasn't throw a pitch in the big leagues since 2011, but if his arm proves healthy enough to pitch, perhaps he can regain his excellent form.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker