Can Braves' McDowell work magic again with Rodriguez or Wang?

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future, is a line has been credited to Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and two of baseball's most quotable philosophers, Yogi Berra and Casey Stengel. Whoever said it first, they've got a point. But in the middle of the winter, what else do we have to go off of besides projections? Steamer's forecast of the Braves' offense isn...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wandy Rodriguez Signs Minor League Deal With Braves

According to David O’ Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Braves have signed left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez to a Minor League deal with an invite to spring training. Rodriguez was reportedly set to sign a Minor League deal with the Philadelphia Phillies two weeks ago, but the contract was voided when the 36-year-old left-hander failed a physical exam....
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wandy Rodriguez signs with Braves after failing physical with Phillies

A failed physical with the Phillies has led to free agent Wandy Rodriguez signing with the Braves. The Braves will hope that the soon to be 36-year-old Rodriguez is healthy and can compete for the fifth spot in their rotation. Last year the Braves found similar success with another cast off in Aaron Harang. Rodriguez made just six starts last season while dealing with knee and forearm...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez Fails Physical, Signs with Atlanta

Wandy Rodriguez will not be a Philadelphia Phillie in 2015. A failed physical, first reported by Marino Pepen, ended Rodriguez’s deal with the Phillies and he is headed to the Atlanta Braves, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Rodriguez has struggled to stay healthy over the last four seasons, starting just 51 games after starting 24 or more in seven...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves agree to minor league deal with lefty Wandy Rodriguez

ATLANTA (AP) Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract. Rodriguez, who turns 36 Sunday, will attend big league spring training and compete for the fifth spot in the rotation. If he is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract for $2 million. Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA last year in six starts with Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wandy Rodriguez Fails Physical With Phillies, Instead Signs With Braves

View image | gettyimages.com According to Phillies' Spanish broadcaster Angel Ibo Castillo, southpaw Wandy Rodriguez, 35, has failed his physical: #Phillies aun no lo han anunciado, pero aparentemente Wandy Rodriguez no paso el físico. El zurdo sigue siendo agente libre — Angel Ibo Castillo (@Angelibo0507) January 13, 2015 The tweet,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

So Far, Phillies Making Right Moves

Pat Gillick stated that the Phillies will not become contenders again until the 2017 or 2018 season. While that may be true, the rebuilding process could be sped up if the Phillies make the right moves, and acquire the right talent. So far this offseason, they have been making the right moves. The first step to the Phillies’ rebuilding process was to part with some of their seasoned...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pending Phillie Wandy Rodriguez Throws Five Innings of One-Run Baseball in Dominican Winter League.

View image | gettyimages.com Last Friday, the Phillies reportedly signed 35-year-old left hander Wandy Rodriguez to a minor-league deal, as first reported by Santana Martinez and later Jon Heyman of CBSSports. It is presumed that this agreement, pending a physical before becoming official, contains an invitation to Spring Training. Rodriguez,...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Potential Remaining Offseason Moves

It’s been an off-season of saving money and getting younger for the New York Yankees. This isn’t some sort of alternate Universe but it is a clear philosophical shift by the front office to go in a different direction, possibly with an Alex Rodriguez reminder and CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira contracts fresh on the conscience. The fact of the matter is if the Yankees kept going...
Via Baseball News Source
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies 'poking around' on Veteran Pitcher, Aaron Harang

View image | gettyimages.com With the Phillies in rebuild mode, the team is looking for some short term, low-risk solutions to help them get through this process. They have already agreed to terms with Jerome Williams and Wandy Rodriguez and according to CSNPhilly, the Phils may have another veteran arm...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies sign Wandy Rodriguez

Reports state that the Phillies have come to terms with free agent left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on a minor league contract. In parts of 10 big league seasons, Rodriguez has tallied a 91-94 record along with a 4.06 ERA over 258 appearances. The 35-year-old will join the list of former big league rotation contributors that the Phillies have signed with a low-risk outlook in recent...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wandy Rodriguez- Phillies 5th Starter?

Finally a minor league signing of notable distinction...enter Wandy Rodriguez.  The soon to be 36 year old lefty was terrible in an injury shortened campaign last season,but was a quality starting pitcher for the Astros and Pirates from 2007-2013. Career stat: 91-94, 248 GS, 1471 IP, 1209 K, 4.06 ERA, and a 1.33 WHIP.Wandy gives the Phillies a much needed innings eater if healthy...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies nearing deal with Wandy Rodriguez

The Phillies are on their way to signing left handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league deal. Rodriguez lasted just 26 2/3 innings with the Pirates last season posting a 6.75 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP while dealing with arthritis in his pitching elbow. No one took a shot on him once he was released in May and he later opted to have surgery. Wandy Rodriguez comes to terms with...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies to Sign Wandy Rodriguez, Physical Pending

Per Phillies Spanish commentator Angel Ibo Castillo, southpaw Wandy Rodriguez is on his way to Philadelphia for a physical after agreeing to terms with the club. There are few details right now but should it happen, it's a nice gamble on an arm that's been fairly consistant over the years....
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Season Was Like a Season of Boardwalk Empire

By now you’ve probably read several season recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates. You might be starting to move away from the disappointment of the Pirates losing the Wild Card, while looking forward to the off-season and next season. I wanted to wait a few days to do my season recap and off-season preview, just to digest everything that happened this year. In doing so, I came to the...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Makes Sense for the Pirates

The Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of buying. This is because the Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of winning, but they were somewhat active over each of the last two seasons. In the middle of 2012, the team added guys like Wandy Rodriguez, Gaby Sanchez, and Travis Snider. In […]
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five reasons why I wish I was an Astros fan

Seemingly every season, one reaches a certain point where they can no longer bear to watch the Rockies. For most, that time has already come and gone in 2014. There is further a point where one reaches such a saturation level of piling on the Rockies that they can no longer bear to watch or read the media that continues to bash the club. Unless my pulse on the Denver market is way...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Injury Update: Wandy Rodriguez undergoes season-ending surgery

According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, via Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors, Wandy Rodriguez will not pitch again in 2014 after undergoing season-ending surgery on his right knee. The Pittsburgh Pirates released Rodriguez at the end of May after an injury-plagued season during which the veteran had struggled to find any form.Rojas writes that the recovery time surgery is around...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton’s audition

Brandon Cumpton has been tabbed for today’s start against the Mets, which means that he gets the first shot at filling Wandy Rodriguez’s vacated rotation space. Cumpton made two decent starts for the Bucs while Rodriguez was on the disabled list, though the Pirates lost his first start 2-1 and he helped them cough up a 4-0 lead to the Orioles when he ran out of gas in his second...
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Series Wrap-Up / Mets Series Preview

FYI – I’m on vacation right now, so I’m not seeing much of the games and won’t be spending much time posting. I’ll be embedding the usual FanGraphs charts after games along with any very notable highlights, and will have a quick update after/before series and if any big news breaks. While it started and ended on a sour note, the Bucs had a solid week at home and finally...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Feeling is some team will trade for Wandy Rodriguez

Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. He has struggled mightily this season, as he has been dealing with an arthritic elbow the entire year.If the medicals on him aren't as bad as many believe, the feeling is some team will take a chance on him, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.#149449627 / gettyimages.comRodriguez...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates baseball: Wandy Rodriguez is no longer a Pirates, is that enough?

Brandon Cumpton The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment on Thursday thus ending his career with the Pirates. Rodriguez came to the Pirates in 2012 in a trade that sent Triple A all-star left handed pitcher Rudy Owens, left hander Colton Cain and outfielder Robbie Grossman to the Astros. Rodriguez performed admirably for the Pirates in his limited starts for...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates designate Wandy Rodriguez for assignment

Wandy Rodriguez After another horrendous outing, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated starter Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. The move was necessary as the team lingers at the bottom of the National League Central and one disappointing outing after another for the 35-year-old. On Wednesday Rodriguez surrendered six innings in just 1.2 innings in the Pirates 9-8 victory over the...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez tries to stay in the rotation against the Nationals

I would read the Pirates’ decision to DFA Wandy Rodriguez today as a signal that the club realizes that they’re in a very serious amount of trouble in regards to contending in 2014 and that they can no longer mess around with players who are actively hurting their chances to win when better options exist in Triple-A. If I were Edinson Volquez, that knowledge would make me awfully...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wandy Rodriguez DFA’d

- The Wandy Rodriguez era is over in Pittsburgh. The Bucs designated him for assignment after he was shelled again last night. His diastrous 2014 numbers: 0-2, 6.75 ERA, just 26.2 innings over 6 starts, and 10 home runs allowed. As I (and several others) wrote after the game last night, this was a no brainer. Wandy just doesn’t look like he has enough left to be even mediocre...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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