Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:31:40 -0700
Seattle Mariners CL Fernando Rodney blew his third save of the year Sunday, July 20, allowing two runs in the ninth. He took the loss to fall to 1-4 on the year.
Fantasy Tip: Rodney was attempting to complete a five-out save so he deserves a little leeway on this one. Overall, he has blown just three of his 30 save opportunities this year, and he is in no danger of losing his job at this point. Continue to start him with confidence.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:33:14 -0700
Seattle Mariners CL Fernando Rodney will replace Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price on the American League All-Star team. Price opted out of the game after his scheduled start Saturday, July 12 was pushed back a day because of an illness.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:56:19 -0700
Seattle Mariners CL Fernando Rodney (rest) was given the night off Monday, June 23 by manager Lloyd McClendon after Rodney had appeared in the team's last four games.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:19:01 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said RP Fernando Rodney is not expected to pitch against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, June 22, after having appeared in three consecutive games. RP Danny Farquhar is the pitcher most likely to be used in a save situation Sunday.
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.