Saturday, January 25, 2014
Mets Rumors: Mets had same offer on table for Grant Balfour
Grant Balfour, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays to close games, had an identical offer on the table from the Mets, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
A Mets official disputes the fact that Ken Rosenthal's report was not true on how the Mets outbid for the right hander.
Reports say Balfour chose the Rays because they were closer to his Clearwater, Fla. home.
Balfour went 1-3 with a 2.59 ERA and 38 saves in 65 relief appearances for the Oakland Athletics last season.