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With Rodney gone, Mariners' bullpen takes on new look

The Seattle Mariners made a decision regarding recently DFA'd reliever Fernando Rodney on Thursday, trading him to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. Rodney's fall from grace with Seattle has been well documented, as he lost his closing job early in the year due to a string of ineffective pitching.  Earlier this week, manager Lloyd McClendon effectively stated that Tom Wilhelmsen...
Via Fox Sports
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Cubs Acquire Fernando Rodney From Mariners

After the Seattle Mariners designated RHP Fernando Rodney for assignment on August 23, the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal to acquire Rodney for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Rodney has struggled mightily this season and his time in Seattle was coming to an end as his contract expired after this season. In 50.2 innings pitched in 2015, Rodney had a record...
Via Baseball Essential
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Cubs acquire struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from Mariners

  The playoff-contending Chicago Cubs have acquired struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for cash. The trade was announced Thursday. The 38-year-old Rodney had been designated for assignment by Seattle last Sunday. Rodney was 5-5 and had gone 16 for 22 in save chances this season. The right-hander had a 5.68 ERA in 54 games. Rodney was an AL All-Star closer...
Via AP on Fox
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Cubs Trade for Fernando Rodney

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Fernando Rodney wears wristbands over his ears as he looks out from the dugout during a cool afternoon against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Today went from sucky to confusing. The Chicago Cubs lost their first series of at least three games in almost a month to the San Francisco...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bye Bye Fernando – Mariners DFA Rodney (It’s About Time)

Frickin Finally… In a decision that seems like it’s more than a month over due the Seattle Mariners finally took action against their beleaguered closer, Fernando Rodney by putting the 38 year old right hander on the designated for assignment list on Saturday night. No More Arrows Will Fly From Safeco. The Mariners now have 10 days to trade, release or outright Rodney to the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney DFA’d by Mariners

Fernando Rodney was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners late Saturday night according to multiple reports. The Mariners signed Rodney to a two-year, $14 million deal in 2014. Last season he recorded 48 saves while appearing in 69 games with a 2.85 ERA. This season was a totally different story. Rodney lost the closer role for the M’s several months ago, and held a...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Closer Fernando Rodney designated for assignment

Looks like there will be no more invisible arrows shot to the heavens at SafeCo for Fernando Rodney as he was Designated for Assignment. Mariners fans everywhere rejoice as the worst relief pitcher in Mariners history, since Bobby Ayala, Fernando Rodney has been Designated for Assignment (DFA). A DFA consists of Rodney receiving a request by the M’s to accept a minor league assignment...
Via Seattle Side Up!
6 days ago  |  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...
23 days ago  |  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

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