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  1. Lloyd McClendon hopes Fernando Rodney regains job as Mariners’ closer

    Jun 28, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

    Fernando Rodney

    Fernando Rodney has had a brutal year, but manager Lloyd McClendon hopes to eventually trust him with closing duties again.

  2. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 27, 2015, 8:51 AM EDT

    ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 26: Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker #32 of the Seattle Mariners reacts as he returns to the dugout after getting the final out of the seventh inning to complete his appearance on his way to the win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 26, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including another strong outing from Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker.

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

    Jun 3, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon

    Everybody got a piece of Lloyd McClendon’s mind last night.

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

    Apr 15, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT

    Blake Treinen

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: the Nationals defense stunk.

  5. 2015 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 26, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    The pitching is great and the offense should be better. But is better good enough?

  6. No one wants to trade for Jonathan Papelbon

    Nov 30, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon has been among the best closers in the game but the Phillies are generating very little trade interest in the right-hander.

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 27, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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

  8. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 13, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Fernando Rodney AP

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

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

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Bow and Arrow

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

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

    Jul 20, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Fernando Rodney

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

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

    Jul 12, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Fernando Rodney

    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.

  12. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

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

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

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Keuchel

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

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

    Apr 17, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT

    Julio Teheran

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

  15. 2014 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    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…

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

    Feb 8, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT

    Tommy Hunter Orioles

    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…

  17. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz Getty

    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…

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    Katniss Rodney

    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…

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

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

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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…

  21. Could the Yankees target Fernando Rodney?

    Feb 2, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    Fernando Rodney Getty

    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…

  22. The Mariners could be getting serious about Nelson Cruz

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz Getty

    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…

  23. Mariners “in on” free agent Fernando Rodney

    Jan 28, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

    fernando rodney rays getty

    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…

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