Thursday, April 14, 2005
Mets are desperate for pen help; Could the 7 train be his next destination??
Rocker's age and IQ are a surprisingly low 30.
Rocker last pitched for the Devil Rays in 2003.
In parts of six major league seasons, Rocker went 12-22 with 88 saves and a 3.42 ERA. His best season came in 1999, when he went 4-5 with a 2.49 ERA and 38 saves for the NL champion Braves.
He hopes to pitch good enough for the Ducks that he's signed by a major league team -- possibly even the Mets -- within six weeks of the season opener on April 28.
"Whoever wants to give me a jersey and sign my check, I'll play for," Rocker said. "I don't care who it is."