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  1. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 27, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the Mariners’ efforts to keep their season alive.

  2. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 13, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a crucial series in the AL Wild Card race.

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EST

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    You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.

  4. Angels borrow Fernando Rodney’s bow-and-arrow schtick in walk-off win

    Jul 20, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

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    The Angels used Fernando Rodney’s bow-and-arrow against him in a come-from-behind win on Sunday afternoon.

  5. Fernando Rodney replaces David Price on the American League All-Star roster

    Jul 12, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

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    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.

  6. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EST

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    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EST

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    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2014, 6:06 AM EST

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    Lots of shutouts yesterday. Including one that was the Platonic Ideal of a baseball game. At least if you have taste and stuff.

  9. 2014 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

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    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…

  10. Tommy Hunter expected to take over closer role for Orioles

    Feb 8, 2014, 10:04 AM EST

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    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…

  11. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    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…

  12. The Mariners are “cautiously optimistic” they will also sign Nelson Cruz

    Feb 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

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    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…

  13. Report: The Mariners sign Fernando Rodney to two-year deal

    Feb 6, 2014, 5:22 PM EST

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    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…

  14. The Mets are willing to spend to add a “closer type”

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:33 PM EST

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    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…

  15. Could the Yankees target Fernando Rodney?

    Feb 2, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

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    Among the interesting bits of rumor fodder in Nick Cafardo’s latest column for the Boston Globe, we have this nugget about free agent reliever Fernando Rodney: There’s a feeling that a team like the Yankees may pluck Rodney, or someone of his ilk, to ensure they have another closer in case Dave Robertson breaks down…

  16. The Mariners could be getting serious about Nelson Cruz

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:07 PM EST

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported yesterday that the Mariners were showing “strong interest” in free agents Fernando Rodney and Nelson Cruz. From what Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM is hearing, it sounds like they could be getting serious about signing one of them: .@JimBowdenESPNxm: my sources are telling me…

  17. Mariners “in on” free agent Fernando Rodney

    Jan 28, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    From Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports comes word that the Mariners are “in on” free agent reliever Fernando Rodney, joining the Mets and the Orioles in the three-team hunt for the 36-year-old right-hander. Rodney wasn’t nearly as dominant in 2013 as he was in 2012, but he still saved 37 games for the Rays and…

  18. Mets have been in touch with Fernando Rodney, hoping his price dropped

    Jan 24, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have checked in with free agent reliever Fernando Rodney as well as many other relievers, hoping that prices had fallen “way down”. An executive Sherman spoke to said that he wouldn’t classify anything as “hot”. The Mets’ bullpen is comprised of a lot of…

  19. The Mets are talking to Fernando Rodney

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:54 PM EST

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    The Mets were reported to have pursued Grant Balfour before he signed with the Rays and now they are reported to be talking to Fernando Rodney. Adam Rubin of ESPNNY has the report. This further suggests discomfort with handing the closer’s role to Bobby Parnell. Which makes one wonder why they let LaTroy Hawkins walk…

  20. Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey “wouldn’t be surprised” if Fernando Rodney returns

    Jan 4, 2014, 11:34 PM EST

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    The Rays addressed their need for a closer by acquiring Heath Bell in a three-team trade at the beginning of December. Fernando Rodney, who had been their closer for the past two seasons, became a free agent at the conclusion of the 2013 regular season, but the right-hander has yet to sign with a new…

  21. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  22. Orioles have talked to Francisco Rodriguez about closing

    Dec 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    According to several reports the Orioles have targeted Fernando Rodney as their top closer choice now that their deal with Grant Balfour has fallen apart, but they also need a fallback option to Rodney too. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun suggests that it might be Francisco Rodriguez, writing that the Orioles “recently reached out…

  23. If Orioles don’t bring in new closer, Tommy Hunter the “clear favorite” to take over for Jim Johnson

    Dec 21, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

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    The Orioles’ closer situation is well-publicized at this point, considering their signing-then-unsigning of Grant Balfour was in the headlines for a while, and we also learned they have talked with the Phillies about Jonathan Papelbon and have shifted their focus to free agent Fernando Rodney as well. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that, if the Orioles…

  24. Report: The Orioles are “being aggressive” in pursuit of Fernando Rodney

    Dec 21, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

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    After nixing a reported two-year, $15 million deal with Grant Balfour due to concerns raised in a physical exam, the Orioles are moving quickly to secure an alternative for the closer role. Confirming reports from yesterday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish hears that the Orioles are “being aggressive” in their pursuit to land free…

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