Huston Street only wants to pitch in save opportunities

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim closer Huston Street has pitched in the majors for 11 seasons for four different seasons. He’s been a Capital C Closer in all of those seasons for all of those teams. Needless to say, he’s been around the block and is very comfortable in his role as he approaches 300 career saves. During Friday’s Angels-Mariners game, Seattle manager Lloyd...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Gutierrez, Rodney back from hiatus

The Mariners won’t see the 2009 version of Franklin, but Gutierrez can still be an asset the team In 2009, Franklin Gutierrez had a tremendous season in Seattle, and Mariners fans thought of him as the centerfielder of the future. He had a .283/.339/.425 slash line while playing stellar defense in the outfield, adding up to a 6.6 WAR for that season. Gutierrez was supposed to...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney may be getting closer to resuming role as Mariners' closer

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon gave Fernando Rodney a bit of a break as the M's closer in early June, after a series of disastrous outings forced his hand.  However, Rodney is excelling in a smaller role out of the M's bullpen, McClendon admitted to Bob Dutton of the News Tribune, and it might affect how he manages his relief corps moving forward.  Young reliever Carson...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

On Notice!: Lloyd McClendon

Manager Lloyd McClendon has seen a recent homestand that put his team team 6 games under .500 and drop to 4th in the American League West. This will not do!  Lloyd McClendon, you are ON NOTICE! The decision to have Logan Morrison lead off last week, made very little sense.  The options are readily available on this team in Seth Smith.  Smith has a similar on base average and...
Via Seattle Side Up!
25 days ago  |  Discuss

McClendon: Rodney gets respite as closer, needs time to 'get it straightened out'

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has been the focus of some negative attention in 2015, and his penchant for shaky outings has apparently caused manager Lloyd McClendon to scale back his reliance on the veteran in ninth-inning situations.Despite McClendon's insistence just a few weeks ago that he still fully supported Rodney as the de facto 'closer', the skipper went back...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The disappointment that is the 2015 Seattle Mariners

For the Seattle Mariners, success has not been a dish served easily. Having not made the postseason since 2001, when they tied the regular season record with 116 wins but failed to make it to the World Series, it seems that the Mariners are cursed in some manner. This season, things were supposed to be different. Coming off a solid campaign in 2014 where they finished 87-75 and only...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Forsythe's ninth-inning HR lifts Rays over Mariners

  Logan Forsythe stroked a ninth-inning home run off struggling Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 1-0 victory Friday. Rodney (2-3) threw an inside fastball on a 2-1 pitch to Forsythe, who lifted it over the left-field wall for his seventh home run. Rodney has allowed a run in nine of 13 appearances since May 1. The Mariners have lost seven straight...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Dealing with the unexpected

Coming into this season, the Seattle Mariners had high expectations.  After being eliminated from playoff contention the final day, the team was aggressive upgrading the offense through free agency and trades.  Pundits all had this team looking at a postseason run, with some even putting the Mariners in their first World Series.  After a slow start, the team had an impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Shortstop Chris Taylor sent down to Triple A

Dissatisfied with the bullpen inadequacies, Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon optioned starting shortstop Chris Taylor to Triple A Tacoma to bring up right-handed relief pitcher prospect Mayckol Guaipe. The addition of Guaipe puts the M’s at 8 relievers to use during the 3 game stretch versus the New York Yankees. In 2015, Mayckol has a record of 0-2 with three saves in 16 appearances...
Via Seattle Side Up!
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

McClendon still backs Rodney as Mariners' closer

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has had some adventures on the mound this season. Despite picking up 13 saves, he's allowed 15 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings pitched and seemingly has to walk a high-wire act to emerge with the save - and the Mariners' win - intact. On Tuesday night, Rodney blew a lead in the ninth inning, a game Seattle eventually won in extras. Lefty Joe...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 8: Heeere’s Carson!

Last week I recommended Shawn Tolleson, a player that seemed on the cusp of closerdom.  The closer's role is now his and even though they have a player in Keone Kela that is being groomed for the role (thanks for the tip, Smokey!), it is my belief that Tolleson will stay the closer until he loses the job by blowing saves, but that could be said of just about any closer.  This week...
Via Razzball
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Boston Red Sox 2, Seattle Mariners 1

Whereas, Seattle Mariners’ (15-19) Fernando Rodney was incapable of closing under adversity, Boston Red Sox’s (17-18) Koji Uehara slammed the door shut on the M’s to earn a 2-1 win. An Amazing Pitchers duel by Roenis Elias and Joe Kelly was interrupted by with a Shane Victorino Home Run. Rickie Weeks badly overthrew second base on Brock Holt’s leadoff double and dropped...
Via Seattle Side Up!
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Boston Rallies Late, Win Series Opener in Seattle

In a game that was the Mariners’ for the taking in the late going, the Red Sox didn’t quit and rallied off Fernando Rodney in the ninth for a 2-1 victory in the opener of this four game series.
Via CLNS Radio
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 5, Texas Rangers 2

The King still reigns supreme, as Felix pitched his way to 4-0 on the season against the Texas Rangers completing a three game sweep. With a 5-2 win over the Rangers, the Mariners moved to 10-11 on the season, 1 game below .500. Felix as usual pitched a brilliant game, allowing only 2 runs over 6.2 innings pitched. He got some assistance from the offense as well, with Nelson Cruz...
Via Seattle Side Up!
April 30, 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...
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

Dodgers 6, Mariners 5: Thank you, Howie Kendrick

The last time Fernando Rodney pitched in Dodger Stadium, it was one of the more amazing Dodger comebacks I have ever witnessed. David Price was staked to a 6-0 lead and gave up one run in seven innings. Tonight’s Dodger comeback — they won 6-5, by the way — wasn’t nearly as dramatic, but Rodney was, again, at the center of it. The Mariners led 5-4 going into the ninth inning...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

How (Un)Lucky Have The Seattle Mariners Been?

In the throes of the NFL season and endless scandals, many Seattle Mariners fans can be forgiven if they didn’t actually see Fernando Rodney walk four hitters in the 10th to lose the game to the Oakland A’s over the weekend. Although it is pretty difficult to walk four batters in one inning, Rodney hasn’t blown an inordinate number of saves over the course of the season. It’s...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

No arrows for Fernando Rodney

You have to hand it to the Oakland Athletics. They are a smart team that uses their information very wisely. The A's had tied a huge game with the Seattle Mariners up with a home run by Josh Donaldson off of perhaps the best pitcher in the American League. The homer ensured that King Felix could not seal the deal on perhaps the biggest start of his career in Seattle. In the tenth...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodney walks in run in 10th to give A's 3-2 win

SEATTLE (AP) Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney (1-6) came on in the 10th and walked Coco Crisp to open the inning. After Crisp advanced to second on a sacrifice, Rodney intentionally walked...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Haps – 8/18: Guy Owns Every Copy Of Sports Illustrated Ever Made, Nike Unveils ‘House Of Mamba’ LED Basketball Court

What’s The Haps for August 18th? A guy really likes Sports Illustrated, fans mock Fernando Rodney, college football player struggles to pay bills, Namibia drinks a lot of booze, and more. The Links - Nebraska man has every copy of Sports Illustrated ever made He likes the Swimsuit Issue that much, huh? Shirtless fan shooting [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post...
Via No Coast Bias
August 18, 2014  |  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

Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals series primer

Well, the temperature in the Bay Area says otherwise, and Sundays remain silent without the NFL's thunder, but this is September as far as the Tampa Bay Rays are concerned. Scoreboard watching has become en vogue. There's urgency. There's also possibility. Take Sunday for example. It was easy to become caught up in the Early Arrow Collapse by Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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