The New York Mets have reached an agreement with former Los Angeles Angel CL Fransisco Rodriguez. K-Rod had been rumored to be heading to New York since the beginning of the off-season, as the Mets will be without Billy Wagner throughout 2009; the rest of their bullpen blew many leads in ’08, keeping them out of the playoffs.
The agreement is an estimated 3-year, $37 Million deal. Rodriguez, who is only 26 years old, has been in the MLB since 2002, with the Angels up until now. In 2002, Rodriguez won the World Series with the Angels. Since then he has acheived many other accomplishments, including 3 All-Star appearances, 3 times being the Save Champion in the MLB, becoming the youngest pitcher to reach 100 saves, and becoming the youngest pitcher to reach 200 saves. He set the all-time saves record last year with 62, and also had 77 strikeouts and a 2.24 ERA.