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Tigers | DET ends Joakim Soria pursuit

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:58:27 -0800

Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Tigers) is no longer being pursued by the Detroit Tigers now that Detroit has traded for RP Francisco Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Apparently the Tigers no longer think Soria can get the job done or they are fairly high on K-Rod. Soria will be a decent relief option in later rounds of fantasy drafts, just so long as you know he won't be in the Motor City.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez traded to Tigers

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:47:01 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez was acquired by the Detroit Tigers for an undisclosed package Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers have long had issues with their bullpen, and K-Rod could slide in as the closer. The team was shopping around the trade market for some of the top closing options, but they balked at the price. K-Rod makes sense. He'll be 34 in 2016, and his stuff plays much better in the NL. However, you can't deny his results the last couple of years with 82 saves in 89 chances. His K-rate isn't at an elite level anymore, but it's holding firm at 9.79 K/9. He'll be a low-end second closer in traditional leagues.

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Brewers | Milwaukee looking to become younger

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:36:35 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy and RP Francisco Rodriguez are available in the trade market because the organization seeks to become younger.

Fantasy Tip: While it seems like Rodriguez has been around forever, he'll enter his age-34 season next year, and he projects to pile on the saves per usual if given the chance. Lucroy is a potential bounce-back candidate after being limited by injuries at multiple points of the 2015 season. Stay tuned for updates on just how many moves the Brewers make this offseason.

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Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez won't be dealt

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:44:01 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez was claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown team last week but the Brewers pulled him back. As a result, he will not be traded this season.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has saved 30 games in 31 opportunities while posting a 2.58 ERA in 47 games for Milwaukee this season. However, he has struggled of late, posting a 6.75 ERA through 9 1/3 innings during the month of August.

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Astros | Houston monitoring reliever market

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:46:41 -0700

San Diego Padres RPs Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit and Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez are of interest to the Houston Astros as they look to upgrade their bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Houston's interest in adding a bullpen arm is not what owners of Luke Gregerson want to hear, as he'd likely be removed from the closer role if they add one of those arms at the deadline. Other closing candidates would emerge in San Diego or Milwaukee, too, if a trade goes down. Stay tuned.

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Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez wants to stay

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:43:06 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, who is a trade candidate this summer, prefers to stay with the Brewers. Rodriguez's trade value is limited, though, as his current contract is backloaded.

Fantasy Tip: K-Rod is having an outstanding season, recording 19 saves, a 1.41 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 32 outings (32 innings) as an All-Star in 2015. Things probably won't go quite as smooth in the second half, but even if he's traded, he's likely to close elsewhere, meaning his fantasy value should remain the same, at worst.

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Blue Jays | TOR interested in Francisco Rodriguez

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:16:28 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays have been in contact with the Milwaukee Brewers regarding a potential trade for CL Francisco Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has gone 13-for-13 in save opportunities this year, while posting a 1.13 ERA and striking out 26 batters in 24 1/3 innings. He is one of the most likely Brewers to be traded and the Blue Jays had expressed prior interest in him during the offseason. A potential move to a contender will only help Rodriguez's fantasy value.

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Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez continues solid run

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:56:30 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez registered three consecutive outs to record his 12th save of the season during the Brewers' 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, June 9.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has allowed a single run over his last 17 appearances, and he has reaffirmed himself as a reliable source of saves again in 2015. There is potential the Brewers look to deal the veteran, so don't rule out an opportunity to deal the him if you've got closer depth. Still, he is currently a serviceable mid-tier closer in all mixed formats.

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Brewers | K-Rod gets career save No. 356

Mon, 18 May 2015 19:12:34 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 356th career save Monday, May 18, against the Detroit Tigers. Rodriguez is two saves away from tying Troy Percival for ninth on the all-time list.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has eight saves and two losses on the season. With a 10.29 K/9 rate, K-Rod has been earning his nickname, while walking just 1.29 batters per nine. Rodriguez is still an elite closer, the only downside is the number of opportunities he'll get while with the Brewers.

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Marlins | Miami interested in Rafael Soriano

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:22:26 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is attracting interest from the Miami Marlins, and there has been talk between his agent, Scott Boras, and the Marlins. Soriano isn't likely to come cheap, though, after he closed 32 of his 39 chances with the Nats in 2014. A trade for a closer is also possible. The Marlins were interested in Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, who is perfect in seven save chances with a 1.38 ERA and 0.77 WHIP this year. Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon, who is perfect in six save chances, is another option.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a foregone conclusion that the Fish will sign Soriano, especially if his asking price is too high for their liking, but if you're desperate for saves in a deep mixed or NL-only league, it might not hurt to jump the gun and speculate.

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