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Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez financials

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:40:18 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez will be paid $3.5 million in 2015 and $5.5 million in 2016. An additional $4 million in salary will be deferred. The Brewers also hold a $6 million club option for 2017.

Fantasy Tip: As previously mentioned, Rodriguez looks to take the closer job in Milwaukee but whether he holds it is a different story. For now, consider Rodriguez a closer option in mixed and NL drafts, although you should grab another closer before Rodriguez or have Jonathan Broxton as a "handcuff" option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Haudricourt

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez used two-seamer more

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:58:48 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez's average fastball velocity dipped to 90.6 mph in 2014, but he threw his two-seam sinking fastball more often than his four-seamer for the first time in his career, according to Opponents also batted just .157 against his changeup, and his walk rate was a career low in 2014. The one knock against him came in his home runs allowed (14), which was the most by any reliever in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Consider K-Rod a low-end No. 2 closer in standard 12-team mixed leagues now that he's back with the Brew Crew. His increasing two-seam usage should help him continue to keep his ground-ball rate gains from last season in place and limit the home run allowance.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - David Schoenfield

Brewers | Jonathan Broxton to setup role

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:06:48 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers RP Jonathan Broxton will be pushed to a setup role after the team re-signed RP Francisco Rodriguez to be their closer Thursday, Feb. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Broxton's only real fantasy baseball value came with him inheriting the ninth-inning role, so now that that's gone, he shouldn't be drafted in standard 12-team mixed leagues. He might be worth a low investment in NL-only leagues as a handcuff to K-Rod.

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Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez contract update

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:19:38 -0800

Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez signed a two-year deal with the Brewers worth $13 million.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez likely will start the season as the closer, but it is not known if he will be able to keep the job. Owners probably can consider Rodriguez as a low-end No. 2 relief pitcher in fantasy drafts this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez agrees with Milwaukee

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:22:35 -0800

Free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) agreed to a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Feb. 26. The deal includes an option for a third year.

Fantasy Tip: K-Rod delivered a mixed bag in 2014. His 44 saves were the most he has accrued since his record-breaking season of 62 in 2008. His strikeouts have dropped a tick, but he still had a solid 9.66 K-rate. He had a great 0.99 WHIP, but his career-high 14 home runs allowed contributed to his so-so 3.04 ERA. He'll likely have the first shot at closing games, and he's a low-end RP2.

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Nationals | Washington might be after K-Rod

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:03:11 -0800

The Washington Nationals might be pursuing free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers), although the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers are believed to be the frontrunners.

Fantasy Tip: K-Rod's role, should he land in D.C., is unclear. He would obviously have plenty of fantasy appeal if he were to close, so a return to Milwaukee might be his best bet.

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Marlins | Miami continues to talk to K-Rod

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:02:24 -0800

The Miami Marlins continue to talk with free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers), and ideally would like a quick resolution before getting too deep in the spring. The Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers continue to pursue Rodriguez, and the Washington Nationals might also be in the mix.

Fantasy Tip: If K-Rod were to land in Miami he would be used as the eighth-inning man ahead of closer Steve Cishek, so his fantasy appeal wouldn't be as great as Milwaukee, where he likely would close.

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Brewers | Brewers talking to K-Rod again

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:49:49 -0800

Free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez's (Brewers) representation, super agent Scott Boras, and Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio have been talking about a deal for the reliever.

Fantasy Tip: K-Rod could re-emerge as a solid fantasy option if he is able to come in and nail down the closer's job in Cream City. He'll likely have to hold off Jonathan Broxton for the role.

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Dodgers | LA won't rush to acquire closer

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:52:02 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) will be out roughly eight to 12 weeks after having surgery on his left foot, but president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman hinted that the team won't rush to acquire a free-agent closer because Jansen's absence is short term. Free-agent RPs Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) and Rafael Soriano (Nationals) are currently available.

Fantasy Tip: Jansen will drop a bit in your fantasy baseball closer rankings now that he'll likely miss a month of the season. However, he can still post top-tier closer numbers if that's all he'll miss. In the meantime, expect L.A. to go with either Joel Peralta or J.P. Howell in the ninth to open the season. If you're speculating for early-season saves avenues late in your draft, Peralta should be your choice here.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | K-Rod might be option for Dodgers

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:54:20 -0800

The Los Angeles Dodgers will check in on free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) after RP Kenley Jansen (foot) needed surgery to remove a growth on his left foot. He will be on the shelf eight to 12 weeks.

Fantasy Tip: K-Rod might get a chance to close games initially, if he were to be added, but Rodriguez's fantasy outlook would be better in a place he has a chance at the job for the entire season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin