TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 29: Jon Rauch #60 of the Toronto Blue Jays looks to a play at first against the Texas Rangers in a MLB game on July 29, 2011 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Jays defeated the Rangers 3-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Some interesting closer news surrounding the New York Mets as it seems like every closing picture available is in their radar. First, Mike Puma of the New York Post tweeted that the Mets are looking at two free agent closers. They are Jon Rauch, who was with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, and Brad Lidge, who was with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The other closer they are looking at they would have to acquire from trade. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets inquired on Oakland Athletics closer Andrew Bailey. However, it seems like they do not want to give in to the asking price, and there are several other teams in the running for Bailey who would.
So it looks like Bailey won't be happening, and if I had to guess, I would say that the Mets will sign Rauch or Lidge as they try to find a new closer as they try to compete in the NL East.