Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:37:13 -0700
Seattle Mariners CL Fernando Rodney blew the save Wednesday, April 16, but wasn't charged an earned run.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:45:37 -0700
The Seattle Mariners aren't concerned with RP Fernando Rodney after he allowed two hits and two runs (one unearned) while walking one and striking out two Tuesday, March 18. Rodney has a spring ERA of 15.75 in four outings. "The fact is, most closers stink in spring training," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "They pitch in the fifth, sixth innings. It's tough. They're a different animal and it's hard to get their adrenaline going. We just need to keep getting him out there and getting his work in."
Fantasy Tip: Spring training numbers shouldn't have you too concerned. It's the walks and wildness that Rodney will have to control for him not to crumble in 2014. The ERA and WHIP might regress from the past two seasons, but he should be a serviceable second or third closer.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:06:00 -0800
Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney said the Cleveland Indians made him an offer this offseason, but he decided to sign with the Mariners.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:20:25 -0800
Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney will be at the team's spring training complex in Arizona Wednesday, Feb. 12, to take his physical.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:24:16 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles had interest in RP Fernando Rodney (Mariners), but it wasn't aggressive. The offer by the Orioles never came close to the two-year, $14 million deal he reportedly received from the Seattle Mariners.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:22:41 -0800
The Seattle Mariners signed free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays) to a two-year, $14 million deal Thursday, Feb. 6. Rodney could earn up to $15 million with performance bonuses.
Fantasy Tip: Danny Farquhar locked down the closer's role in Seattle late last season after Tom Wilhelmsen lost the job, and he was pretty solid. However, Rodney's impressive run as Tampa's closer in 2013 and closer-worthy contract make him the favorite to enter the 2014 season as the M's stopper. Farquhar could still see some save opps on occasion, but he's merely a handcuff to Rodney in deep mixed leagues now.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:06:51 -0800
The Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets are the three teams interested in signing free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays).
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:02:24 -0800
The New York Mets are unlikely to sign free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays), even though they continue to look for another pitcher that could pitch in the ninth inning.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:48:24 -0800
The New York Mets continue to search for a closer type pitcher, despite the signing of RP Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal Monday, Feb. 3. Free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays) may be the club's top choice, but RPs Kevin Gregg (Cubs), Ryan Madson (Angels) and Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) are also on the radar.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 18:09:30 -0800
The New York Yankees could show interest in free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays) to ensure they have a backup in case something happens to RP David Robertson.