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Rodney not dwelling on rough outing

It seemed like a bit of an odd move at the time. J.J. Hoover had struck out the first two batters of the eighth and D-backs manager Torey Lovullo elected to bring in closer Fernando Rodney to face Corey Seager with Arizona down 5-4 on Saturday night.
6 days ago

Effectively Wild Episode 1041: The Fernando Rodney Dinner Date

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jake Arrieta’s velocity loss, the league’s artificial velocity gain, and whether the Astros won the winter, then answer listener emails about topspin and the turf, the Mariners’ and Blue Jays’ 40th anniversaries/seasons, disagreeing with projections, intentional-walk predictions, Madison Bumgarner’s batting, the negative value...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Fernando Rodney pull giant plantain out of his pants after win

Fernando Rodney has something in his pants that he wants to show the world. Don’t worry, though, it’s not what you think. The item is safe for work, and isn’t attached to his body in any way. Rodney is known for doing his bow-and-arrow celebration after he successfully closes a game, but he took it to the next level Thursday night after Team Dominican Republic beat Team Canada...
Via The Sports Daily
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks add Fernando Rodney to bullpen mix

OXON HILL, Md. -- Relief pitcher Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement is subject to a physical.Rodney was an All-Star for the third time this year, saving 25 games in 28 chances with San Diego and...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Scouting Chris Paddack, San Diego’s Return for Rodney

The Miami Marlins have traded white-hot RHP Chris Paddack to San Diego in exchange for Fernando Rodney. Paddack was an eighth-round draftee in 2015 and was signed for a $400,000 bonus. He dominated prep competition at Cedar Park High School in Texas, striking out 134 hitters in 75 innings during his senior year. He fell to the eighth round, in part, because he was 19-and-a-half on...
Via Fangraphs
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins close to landing Fernando Rodney from Padres

Bullpen help may be on the way for the Miami Marlins in short order. According to ESPN’s Keith Law, the Marlins are close to landing Fernando Rodney in a trade with the San Diego Padres. This sure seems like a good move for Miami. Even a “good A-Ball prospect” is still a project and likely at least a few years from the majors. Rodney has been a stellar reliever for the Padres...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mariners have finally ended the Fernando Rodney era

The Seattle Mariners finally put their foot down and said “enough”. After Saturday’s ten inning loss to the Chicago White Sox, Seattle DFAed closer Fernando Rodney six weeks before the end of his two-year, $14 million deal signed prior to the 2014 season. Rodney was great last year for the Mariners, striking out 76 and walking 28 over 66 1/3 innings, pitching to a 2.85 ERA...
Via The Outside Corner
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Fernando Rodney Hides In Bushes During Game, Is Weird (Video)

Fernando Rodney just wanted some relief from the hot Colorado sun Wednesday. Either that or he’s really shy. Given what we know about the eccentric Seattle Mariners closer, we’re going with the former. Regardless of motive, it still was quite the interesting sight when television cameras caught Rodney hiding in the bushes and strolling among the bullpen foliage during a day...
August 06, 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

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

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