Hardball Talk "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..." February 07
The Mariners are in on Fernando Rodney. With the Mets and O's, that makes three teams that we know of.
ESPN.com "In the wake of the Mets losing out on Grant Balfour, Sandy Alderson has been in dialogue with free-agent closer Fernando Rodney's representatives, a source familiar with the team's interest told ESPNNewYork.com. Rodney, 36, went 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA and recorded 37 saves last season with the..." January 24
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles head into Christmas Week without a closer, but they are still in the mix for free-agent right-hander Fernando Rodney. According to an industry source, the Orioles are one of four teams who have shown “significant interest” in the 36-year-old, who saved 85 of 95 opportunities for the..." December 23
Source: #Orioles being aggressive trying to land Fernando Rodney now that Balfour deal has collapsed.
Acdg to industry source, #Orioles seem to b turning their attention to Fernando Rodney w the Balfour decision in limbo and likely collapsing
word is, fernando rodney is looking for $10M per year for at least 2 yrs maybe 3. #mariners cant be excited about that price
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians need a closer after releasing Chris Perez on Oct. 31. With the free agent market still gathering itself, the Indians have spent a lot of time talking about their own pitchers as possible replacements. Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are the names most mentioned, but they aren’t limiting..." November 13
#rays Maddon said as long as Rodney remains confident in himself he will remain confident in Rodney
Tampa Tribune "Understand that he had nowhere to go but down. But did he have to become a fanatic about it? Fernando Rodney was that spectacular last season, unhittable, unreal, all of it. His historically tiny ERA and boundless joy kicked off a cult: bow, arrow, pull, release. Everyone still does it,..." May 24
#Rays Maddon says Rodney remains the closer, and there was not even a discussion about it
Tampa Tribune "Closer Fernando Rodney said he is the same pitcher he was last season, when he turned in a season for the ages. So what's wrong? He can't locate his fastball. “The only thing I saw that I can tell you guys, I think the fastball location is not exactly what I want, what I'm looking for...." May 18
Tampa Tribune "Fernando Rodney returned to the Tampa Bay Rays this morning, proudly displaying his World Baseball Classic championship medal. While the Rays are concerned with Rodney's heavy workload during the tournament – he appeared in all eight games for the Dominican Republic – Rodney said it won't be a..." March 21