Well, the City of Sin has finally brought a little excitement to an otherwise chilly beginning to the hot stove season. According to several reports, the Mets made an offer of three years to Francisco Rodriguez and met with the reps for Trevor Hoffman and Brian Fuentes. And Kerry Wood is on the agenda.
It’ll be interesting if the Mets give truth to the theory that they will offer K-Rod, Fuentes and Wood and then sign whoever accepts a deal first. That’s risky business for K-Rod, who will want a better offer but has to fear the market. He wants money and the Mets have the most moolah to offer. Essentially, K-Rod — and to a lesser extent Fuentes and Wood — will be playing a high-stakes game of poker with Omar Minaya. Except even the World Series of Poker doesn’t have hands worth between $20-40 million
Anyway, Minaya is scheduled to meet the media soon. Our man Peter Abraham is in Vegas capturing the action, so check out his Yankee blog for the latest news around baseball. I know it’s a Yankee blog, but Peter is there to cover all the news. Every little piece of the puzzle has an impact on teams in the hunt like the Mets.