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FERNANDO RODNEY RUMORS

Mariners' Joe Beimel mimics Fernando Rodney's invisible arrow shoot after win

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney is known for his sometimes high-stress outings, his crooked cap and his penchant for shooting invisible arrows from an invisible quiver after locking down a save. On Saturday night, the M's didn't need Rodney to preserve a 7-2 lead over the Oakland A's, so lefty Joe Beimel navigated the ninth. After wrapping up the win, Beimel tipped his proverbial...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners sticking with Fernando Rodney as closer

Despite some struggles to start the season, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon stood behind closer Fernando Rodney. Rodney blew a save on Tuesday and allowed four runs in a non-save situation back on Sunday. “Here’s the deal,” said McClendon via the Tacoma News Tribune. “People fly off the handle and say, `Rodney stinks. We need to change. Get another closer.’ OK...
Via Tireball.com
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fernando Rodney Experience — Is It Time To Move On?

Mariners Closer Off To Slow Start In modern baseball, having a solid closer is a necessity.  Virtually all championship teams in recent memories have that one guy in their bullpen that always works the last three outs of a game when they have a lead of three runs or less.  For the Seattle Mariners, that man has been Fernando Rodney as of late. Norm Charlton stepped in as the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 16, 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

AP source: Fernando Rodney, M's agree to $14M deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Fernando Rodney and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement was subject to a physical. The deal, first reported by ESPN, also includes performance bonuses. Adding Rodney was the latest splurge by...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 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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