Could signing K-Rod be the worst move the Mets made in the 2000s?

On December 10, 2008 it was announced that the New York Mets had just signed free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez – K-Rod for short. At the time it seemed like a nice deal for the Mets.  K-Rod was coming off a record breaking 62 saves for the Los Angeles Angels.  Yeah, it was very likely he wouldn’t come close to 62 saves again but he had had 45, 47, and 40 saves the three...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels unearth another gem in the bullpen

Ten years after the franchise's only championship run, the Angels are being reminded of a key find during that 2002 World Series run. Right-hander Francisco Rodriguez, then 20 years old, was a September call-up in 2002. He struck out 13 in his first 5 2/3 innings, was added to the post-season roster and quickly became a bullpen weapon deployed by manager Mike Scioscia all the...
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May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Rodriguez reports after settling visa issues

Angels reliever Francisco Rodriguez, limited to 23 2/3 innings in the Majors and Minors last year because of a shoulder injury, reported to camp Thursday after getting his visa issues settled in Mexico.
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Rodriguez gets visa, set to report to camp

Angels reliever Francisco Rodriguez received his visa from Mexico on Wednesday and will arrive in Spring Training on Thursday morning, four days after pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report.
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Halos keep Rodriguez with Minors deal

The Angels previously inked reliever Francisco Rodriguez (not K-Rod) to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Rodriguez, the Mexico native who was signed as an amateur free agent by the Angels in 2005, will make $481,000 if he makes the big league club.
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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