The Mets are on the brink of closing their most important game of the offseason — landing closer Francisco Rodriguez, according to a New York Post report.
SI.com first reported the terms — a three-year deal worth $37 million. FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal confirmed the terms Tuesday and also reported that the deal includes a vesting option for a fourth year that could raise the total value to approximately $50 million.
This is an absurdly fantastic deal for the Mets, I don't see how anything could possibly go wrong.
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