And overpaying for KROD? Please that was a steal. Guy was looking for 5 yrs 70 mill. Omar played it patiently and realized he wasnt going to bid against himself and got him for 3yrs 36 ithink. I mean do you really think no other team would have swooped in for the guy who just broke thesingle season record if he was going to take 2/20 or less?? Cmon
Wood was still available, and you were about to get Putz. These were both better/cheaper options then the cost for K-Rod.
If you want to spend $12 mil a year on something as unimportant as a closer, then be my guest.
Teams with real
skill build sweet bullpens from scraps.
Wood is not a better option than KROD. Cheaper yes, better no. He can't be counted on to last a full season. After already losing Wagner to an injury the Mets werent going to out and get a question mark for their biggest need. And i think you are underestimating the importance of a closer for a contending team that hopes to go deep into October. The exact reason they missed the playoffs last year is because they had no closer.
And just because they were about to trade for Putz doesnt mean they shouldnt have signed Krod. the bullpen was a total mess and needed a complete overhaul. Putz wasnt enough to solve the bullpen problems IMO.