""The Mets "won't be signing him," one person informed of the Mets' thinking said
of Rodriguez. Having already taken a significant risk in committing six years and $137.5 million to Johan Santana
, the team doesn't want to enter another record-setting marriage with a pitcher. K-Rod figures to match or exceed Mariano Rivera
's annual average value of $15 million, for more than the three years the Yankees gave Rivera last winter....
So who will go after K-Rod, if not the Mets? Rodriguez's own team, the Angels, tend to overpay for outfielders
Jr., Torii Hunter
) but not pitchers. "We've got to put the team first," Angels owner Arte Moreno
told Newsday's Kat O'Brien this past week. "He is homegrown, and he's been really good here for a long time, and he's obviously making a run at a record this season. But we need to focus on the whole team."...
- key to their amazing run has been Ty Wigginton. The 30-year-old former Met,
who has seen extensive time in leftfield since Carlos Lee
suffered a season-ending broken finger, has an amazing 1.024 OPS for the second half."