Wagner, Mets agree to four-year, $43 million deal

Updated: November 29, 2005, 10:17 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- Billy Wagner became the latest star to join the New York Mets, reaching a preliminary agreement Monday on a $43 million, four-year contract only hours after first baseman Carlos Delgado was introduced at a Shea Stadium news conference.

Considered by many the top reliever on the free-agent market, Wagner saved 38 games for Philadelphia last season. The Phillies offered just more than $30 million over three years to retain the 34-year-old left-hander, whose fastball reaches 100 ...

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