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Game 161 Recap: Cubs 1 Brewers 0

Top Play (WPA): The pivotal inning of the Cubs’ 96th win—a total which tied the 2015 club for their second-best record since 1945—wasn’t the inning in which the Cubs scored the game’s only run. Rather, it was the tense bottom of the eighth inning, where the Brewers threatened to score against Fernando Rodney. Prior to that point, […]
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What’s Up With: Fernando Rodney

Acquiring Fernando Rodney by trade in exchange for the proverbial PTBNL, as the Cubs did yesterday, is the baseball equivalent of buying a beat-up Ferrari for a fixer upper and putting the charge on your AmEx. Best case scenario, you’ve got a Ferrari and you don’t have to pay until the bill comes due (at which point you’ll be happy to do so). Worst case, you’ve got a beat...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 27, 2015  |  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

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!
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

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

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