K-Rod Traded to Brewers
The fire sale has officially begun: Francisco Rodriguez has been traded to the Brewers for two players to be named later.
Obviously, a team looking to contend for the postseason does not trade their closer. So, expect to see more trades coming as the Mets sell off their most valuable assets and build for 2012 and beyond.
I would guess that Jason Isringhausen becomes the Mets’ closer for the short-term, though they might choose to do a “closer by committee” and include Bobby Parnell and possibly Pedro Beato or Tim Byrdak. Yes, Tim Byrak, because he gets lots of swings and misses, and it could make sense to showcase him in a closer role for a week or two to develop more interest in him as trade bait.
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