Aug 27, 2015, 7:13 PM EDT
After being designated for assignment by the Mariners over the weekend, Rodney will be reunited with Joe Maddon in Chicago.
Aug 23, 2015, 9:41 AM EDT
Including his disastrous outing Friday against the White Sox, in which he allowed three runs while recording only one out, the 38-year-old right-hander holds a 5.68 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 50 2/3 innings this season.
Aug 18, 2015, 6:51 AM EDT
Other than a pitcher getting a comebacker to the face and a couple of walkoffs, it was kind of a quiet and boring night around MLB.
Jun 28, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT
Fernando Rodney has had a brutal year, but manager Lloyd McClendon hopes to eventually trust him with closing duties again.
Jun 27, 2015, 8:51 AM EDT
A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including another strong outing from Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker.
Jun 4, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT
Shoot those arrows.
Jun 3, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT
Everybody got a piece of Lloyd McClendon’s mind last night.
Apr 15, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: the Nationals defense stunk.
Mar 26, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
The pitching is great and the offense should be better. But is better good enough?
Nov 30, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT
Jonathan Papelbon has been among the best closers in the game but the Phillies are generating very little trade interest in the right-hander.
Sep 27, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT
A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the Mariners’ efforts to keep their season alive.
Sep 25, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT
But it’s probably too little, too late.
Sep 13, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT
A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a crucial series in the AL Wild Card race.
Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT
You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.
Jul 20, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
The Angels used Fernando Rodney’s bow-and-arrow against him in a come-from-behind win on Sunday afternoon.
Jul 12, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT
The American League has added a reliever rather than a starter with David Price giving up his spot on the roster for the All-Star Game.
Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT
Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.
Apr 17, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT
Lots of shutouts yesterday. Including one that was the Platonic Ideal of a baseball game. At least if you have taste and stuff.
Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Seattle Mariners. The Big Question: Robinson Cano and . . . then what? The Mariners certainly made the biggest…
Feb 8, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT
Now that Fernando Rodney has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Mariners, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com writes that Tommy Hunter is expected to take over the closer role for the Orioles. Of course, that wasn’t the original plan. After the Orioles traded Jim Johnson to the Athletics in early December, they…
Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…
Feb 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT
The Mariners have reportedly agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with reliever Fernando Rodney, but it sounds like their eventful winter isn’t over yet: The #Mariners say they are all in and yes, are cautiously optimistic they will also sign slugger Nelson Cruz. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 6, 2014 We have heard the…
Feb 6, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT
Jonah Keri of Grantland reports that the Mariners have agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with Fernando Rodney. The deal has incentives in it which could take it up to $15 million. Rodney was dominant for the Rays in 2012 and saved 37 games for them in 2013 while striking out 82 batters in 66…
Feb 3, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT
The Mets signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract today, but they aren’t done attempting to improve their bullpen. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source unaffiliated with the team that the Mets “have allotted dollars” to add a closer-type. Bobby Parnell is the incumbent at closer, but…
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