Blog Roundup: K-Rod Edition

The first domino has fallen, as the Mets traded Francisco Rodriguez and cash to the Milwaukee Brewers for 2 players-to-be-named-later.  Most importantly, as part of the deal, the Brewers now assume K-Rod’s $17.5MM vesting option for next year.

As a result, the Mets blogosphere is abuzz with reaction:

  • The Daily Stache thinks this is great news for Mets fans, no matter who the two players to be named later turn out to be.
  • Faith and Fear in Flushing would like to thank Frankie for the memories – if they could think of any.
  • Amazin’ Avenue explains what exactly a player-to-be-named-later is.  Who are these people walking around without names, anyway?
  • Midwestropolitan points out that this trade is not a white flag.
  • TedQuarters thinks Terry Collins usage of K-Rod essentially put the Mets in a bases-loaded situation in the ninth of a tight game.  How appropos.
  • Metstradamus looks into the future to give us a glimpse of K-Rod in a Brewers uniform, and even sneaks in a Laverne and Shirley reference.

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  1. Jim July 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    KRod had to go. Notice how quick Alderson moved when KRod brought Boras on board. Sandy was right to move quick-if he waited the Mets would be stuck. I think unless the Mets get something real in value for Beltran let him play the rest of the year and earn his money. That will at least keep the Mets competitive while Sandy continues to unload the Minaya mistakes.
  2. izzy July 14, 2011 at 8:18 am
    These guys are all funny. At least half defended this jerk until he’sgone then its instant hate. Get him back and they will all write about what a great guy he is again.