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Biggest trade deadline needs for five World Series contenders

Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is a little over a month away, and teams are beginning to assess needs and strategies to prepare for the buildup. Sellers are beginning to slowly, begrudgingly accept their fates, while buyers are identifying what they need and who could be available in the next month.The sport’s likely contenders are beginning to separate themselves, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

An Appreciation of Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez is perhaps getting closer to riding off into the sunset, at least as the analogy applies to ninth-inning and/or high-leverage responsibilities. The man dubbed K-Rod has, quite frankly, has been awful this season. He’s blown four saves already, and back-to-back opportunities in back-to-back days in Oakland over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon Ryon Healy did...
Via Fangraphs
May 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez contracted Zika virus over offseason

Several prominent athletes have already voiced their concerns about traveling to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics because of the Zika virus, and Detroit Tigers reliever Francisco Rodriguez doesn’t blame them. Rodriguez contracted the Zika virus while spending time in his home country of Venezuela during the offseason. The 34-year-old said he dealt with severe joint pain, body...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

How to Age, With Francisco Rodriguez

The other day, August wrote about how the Tigers’ bullpen was in desperate need of improvement. That is, if the Tigers intend to compete in 2016, and they do intend to compete in 2016, while simultaneously trying to keep the longer-term picture in mind. So it made sense when, earlier Wednesday, reports came out the Tigers didn’t love the asking prices for the higher-tier relievers...
Via Fangraphs
November 18, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Hot start thoughts

For the most part I am a very pessimistic fan.  I think that setting expectations low for the teams that I am a fan of allows me to deal with extreme disappointment better (case in point, I predicted that my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, would get killed in the Super Bowl, so when they did it didn’t feel as bad.) So hopefully you all can understand my tepidness to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sizzling starting pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers

To say I am surprised by the Milwaukee Brewers’ first turn through the rotation would be an understatement. I am delightfully enamored. The Brewers are coming off a sweep of the Boston Red Sox in Fenway, and while the bats came alive and plated more runs than in the opening series vs. the Braves, it was the starting pitching that was the driving force. Marco Estrada pitched five...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez latest bizarre MLB injury victim: Hurt after stepping on cactus

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez, already behind the other pitchers in camp after a visa issue delayed his arrival in the U.S., may have his spring training debut scheduled for Thursday pushed back due to yet another freak MLB injury. Rodriguez accidentally stepped on a cactus while walking barefoot on Tuesday. “They took out a […]The post Francisco Rodriguez latest...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Who will earn final three bullpen spots?

The Milwaukee Brewers have some of their bullpen locked up, and with the signing of Francisco Rodriguez, it appears that there are three spots up for grabs within the Brew Crew’s pen. In this piece, I’ll outline who the candidates are and eventually pick the guys who will start the year on the 25-man roster. RHP Alfredo Figaro: Figaro was used primarily as a middle relief pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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