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Second-half lookahead: Brewers stabilize, but poor start could leave them sellers

MILWAUKEE -- The last-place Milwaukee Brewers have stabilized in the summertime. The offense has picked up, buttressed by an effective bullpen led by lights-out closer Francisco Rodriguez. With the second half starting Friday against the Pirates, manager Craig Counsell is hoping the Brewers can build on a 21-18 record since June 1. A bounce-back first half for outfielder Ryan Braun...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Rodriguez enjoys All-Star experience with son

All-Star games are always special.However, there's always an added element to the experience when you get to share it with family and that's exactly what Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez is doing.K-Rod is enjoying the time with is son, have a look:Photo Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Rodriguez continues to climb leaderboards

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has movied into a tie with Jeff Reardon for eighth place on MLB's all-time saves list. Rodriguez is a perfect 19-for-19 in save opportunities this season and is the Brewers lone All-Star representative. "It's not just what he's been doing pitching, it's what he brings every day here [in the clubhouse]," Carlos Gomez told "He's a...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers trade rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

Milwaukee Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez is having a solid year on a losing team, and his good numbers could attract a beneficial trade for the Brewers. However, Ken Rosenthal has reported that Rodriguez has not attracted much interest as of yet. The reason for the lack of interest apparently lies in Rodriguez’s backloaded contract. While K-Rod is only due $3.5 million this...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

Last time we checked in with the Toronto Blue Jays, it was clear that starting pitching would be on the top of the priority list for the trade deadline. Although the starting rotation will be essential for the Blue Jays’ success going into the second half of the regular season, a specific arm has caught the eye of the front office, and that arm is Francisco Rodriguez, currently...
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Rodriguez knows a trade is possible

Francisco Rodriguez doesn't want to be traded, but he's also realistic. "I'd be disappointed if I get traded," Rodriguez told, "because I signed two years plus [a club option for 2017] just to be here. If I didn't believe this ballclub would be better and compete in the future, I would have gone someplace else. … "But definitely, it [the possibility of a trade]...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Is more K-Rod the answer for the Brewers?

Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez is staying in Milwaukee. (Credit: Mark Hoffman) About a week ago the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to resign Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year deal worth $13 million. It still is not official yet due to Rodriguez needing to acquire a work visa from his native Venezuela. In his four seasons with the Brewers, “K-Rod” has accumulated 97 saves and...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers should stay quiet at trade deadline

The MLB trade deadline is approaching, and some teams have already sprung into action. The Cardinals acquired A.J. Pierzynski, the Giants got Jake Peavy, and the Angels got Huston Street. Earlier we saw the Athletics grab both Jeff Samardjia and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. Rumors are swirling around players like David Price, Cliff Lee, Joaquin Benoit, and others. Milwaukee Brewers...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Opening day surprise: Francisco Rodriguez earns the save for the Brewers (but don’t drop Jim Henderson)

Generally speaking as fantasy owners we have to be attentive to Spring Training battles in an effort to determine who will earn save opportunities for clubs where the spot is in question. In most cases, we at least have a definitive ‘day one closer’ announcement by the time our drafts role around. We thought we had that answer in Milwaukee, but were surprised when Francisco Rodriguez...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Francisco Rodriguez still plucking cactus spines out of his foot, keeps pitching

Last week it was reported that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez became yet another casualty of the “Bizarre Major League Baseball Player Injury” pantheon when it was learned that his spring training debut was being pushed back due to an injury suffered when he stepped on a cactus while walking barefoot. Rodriguez bravely dealt with […] The post Brewers’ Francisco...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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