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Seattle believes struggling Rodney tipping pitches

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon thinks struggling reliever Fernando Rodney is tipping his pitches, causing some of his problems. McClendon said before Monday's series opener with Arizona that his staff has been watching tape and there are some ''dramatic'' things that stand out and may have helped batters know what pitch is coming from the right-hander. Rodney was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney may be getting closer to resuming role as Mariners' closer

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon gave Fernando Rodney a bit of a break as the M's closer in early June, after a series of disastrous outings forced his hand.  However, Rodney is excelling in a smaller role out of the M's bullpen, McClendon admitted to Bob Dutton of the News Tribune, and it might affect how he manages his relief corps moving forward.  Young reliever Carson...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

McClendon: Rodney gets respite as closer, needs time to 'get it straightened out'

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has been the focus of some negative attention in 2015, and his penchant for shaky outings has apparently caused manager Lloyd McClendon to scale back his reliance on the veteran in ninth-inning situations.Despite McClendon's insistence just a few weeks ago that he still fully supported Rodney as the de facto 'closer', the skipper went back...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

McClendon still backs Rodney as Mariners' closer

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has had some adventures on the mound this season. Despite picking up 13 saves, he's allowed 15 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings pitched and seemingly has to walk a high-wire act to emerge with the save - and the Mariners' win - intact. On Tuesday night, Rodney blew a lead in the ninth inning, a game Seattle eventually won in extras. Lefty Joe...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The Fernando Rodney experiment continues

Despite a great 2014 campaign, Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has experienced some struggles to start off the 2015 season. Through five appearances, Rodney has posted an ERA of 12.46 and a WHIP of 2.54. These numbers are appalling for somebody who is usually near the top of the league in saves. His first blown save was against Oakland on April 12th. Felix Hernandez had pitched...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jays fans troll Rodney with arrows

Throughout his career Fernando Rodney has irritated opposing fans with his routine of shooting an imaginary bow and arrow into the stands after each save.On Thursday, a group of Blue Jays fans trolled the Mariners closer by drawing back on their own invisible bows and riddling Rodney with barrage of unseen arrows as he walked out to the mound.These guys might want to brush up on...
Via The Other Paper
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trout, Pujols mock Fernando Rodney

There’s a little bit of a beef brewing between the Angels and the Mariners this year. The teams have been two of the best in the AL this season and are competing for a playoff spot from the AL West. They also had a great 3-game series in Anaheim over the weekend, with the teams […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dear Fernando Rodney – Just Pull Yourself Together

When I went to the Seattle Mariners’ home opener in April, Fernando Rodney walked out onto the mound and a man standing next to me grabbed the bill of my baseball cap and turned it to the side.  First, I was like, “Don’t touch me.”  Second, I was all, “Oh, we have a reliever that has a shtick.  And he seems good!”  Well, that wore off quickly. Though Rodney is tied...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays rumors: Fernando Rodney could return as a better closer option

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired closer Heath Bell in anticipation of losing fellow closer Fernando Rodney to free agency. It appears, though, that Rodney has a chance to resume his closer's role with the Rays. Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith reports that Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey "wouldn't be surprised" to see Rodney back on the Rays.Rodney has had contact with some teams, most...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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