Wednesday, March 06, 2013

K-Rod Open to Idea of Returning to Mets


Francisco Rodriguez, who remains unsigned and said he is open to returning to the Mets to finish what he started.

“Think about once again to come back, and redeem myself, that would be great because I got to be realistic and honest,” said Rodriguez, who is playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. “You’d have to be real blind not to see that I failed when I was there. That’s not even a question. Definitely, to get one more shot, go back and get it done, that would be great.”

Rodriguez said he would love to be the closer, but would take another role if needed.

“I have to prove what I’m capable of as far as how is my body, how healthy,” he said before the Venezuelan team faced the Mets in an exhibition game. “Do I want to close again, definitely, no doubt in my mind.”

Rodriguez said his agent spoke to the Mets over the winter, but not recently.

Frank Francisco, the Mets closer for most of last year, is owed $6.5 million this season. But he has not pitched so far this spring. Bobby Parnell, who has had mixed success finishing games, is expected to be the closer for now.

K-Rod's Career Stats:
Year Tm W L ERA G GF SV IP H R ER HR BB
2002 ANA 0 0 0.00 5 4 0 5.2 3 0 0 0 2
2003 ANA 8 3 3.03 59 23 2 86.0 50 30 29 12 35
2004 ANA 4 1 1.82 69 29 12 84.0 51 21 17 2 33
2005 LAA 2 5 2.67 66 58 45 67.1 45 20 20 7 32
2006 LAA 2 3 1.73 69 58 47 73.0 52 16 14 6 28
2007 LAA 5 2 2.81 64 56 40 67.1 50 22 21 3 34
2008 LAA 2 3 2.24 76 69 62 68.1 54 21 17 4 34
2009 NYM 3 6 3.71 70 66 35 68.0 51 34 28 7 38
2010 NYM 4 2 2.20 53 46 25 57.1 45 14 14 3 21
2011 TOT 6 2 2.64 73 36 23 71.2 67 22 21 4 26
2011 NYM 2 2 3.16 42 34 23 42.2 44 15 15 3 16
2011 MIL 4 0 1.86 31 2 0 29.0 23 7 6 1 10
2012 MIL 2 7 4.38 78 13 3 72.0 65 37 35 8 31
11 Yrs 38 34 2.70 682 458 294 720.2 533 237 216 56 314
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/6/2013.
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