The Mets finally won a game. Mike Pelfrey was awesome. David Wright is a superstar. Jeff Francoeur might’ve found himself a clue at the plate. These are all good things. Here’s something that’s not:
- 2012 option becomes guaranteed with:
- 55 games finished in 2011, and
- 100 games finished in 2010-11, and
- doctors declare Rodriguez healthy after 2011
Those are the terms of Francisco Rodriguez’s outrageous 2012 vesting option. For the second time in this very young season, K-Rod picked up a “Game Finished” in a blowout win. It’s one thing for his option to vest because he’s locking down close games; it’s quite another to give him “freebies” when he needs work.
Oh and if Frankie needs work so badly, maybe the manager should use him when it matters. Like — I don’t know — a tie game versus one of the best teams in the National League.