Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez has been drawing significant interest from ballclubs thanks to the WBC.
The Houston Astros, who was among the clubs, has agreed to a one-year deal with Pudge pending a physical. This was expressed by Pudge to ESPN.
The deal is for $1.5 million, plus $1.5 million in incentives.
I guess if Omar Minaya really wanted him, he moved a little too slow.
I was not sure if I wanted him on the Mets. I kept questioning his durability over an entire season. He would not have been happy as a backup catcher to Brian Schneider either.
Better to keep the drama out of the clubhouse.