Reports: In need of closer, Mets make pitch to K-Rod

Updated: December 9, 2008, 11:55 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAS VEGAS -- Francisco Rodriguez met with the New York Mets on the eve of the winter meetings, pitchers Darren Oliver and David Weathers took themselves off the free-agent market by accepting arbitration offers from their former clubs before Sunday night's deadline.

Coming off a record-setting season for the Los Angeles Angels, Rodriguez came to Las Vegas and got together with New York general manager Omar Minaya. Apparently, Minaya did more than just talk. The Mets offered ...

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