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The Mets got their closer, but Francisco Rodriguez didn't exactly get what he was looking for in this deal: his dream payday, writes Jerry Crasnick. Column
K-Rod is going to get plenty of saves for the New York Mets in 2009. But don't overrate him when it comes time to draft a reliever, writes Eric Karabell. Blog
The signing of K-Rod addresses one of the Mets' biggest weaknesses, adding probably three wins of value over the Mets' in-house options for late-game relief, writes Keith Law. Blog
Not only did Francisco Rodriguez set the MLB record for saves in a season last year, he's also got the most saves over the past three seasons.