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Mariners to sign Fernando Rodney


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Mariners To Sign Fernando Rodney

By Jeff Todd [February 6 at 4:20pm CST]

The Mariners have agreed to a two-year, $14MM deal with reliever Fernando Rodney, reports Jonah Keri of Grantland (via Twitter). Rodney, a client of MVP Sports Group, could earn up to $15MM if he meets the deal's incentives.

Soon to turn 37, Rodney established himself as one of the game's most dominant relievers during a 2012 career renaissance in Tampa Bay. Notching 48 saves for the Rays, Rodney threw 74 2/3 innings of 0.60 ERA ball that year, striking out 9.2 per nine while walking just 1.8 per nine. Though he was less dominant last year, Rodney still produced a 3.38 ERA over 66 2/3 innings, upping his strikeouts to a career-best 11.1 K/9 while surrendering 4.9 BB/9 (much closer to his career mark than the year prior).

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/02/mariners-to-sign-fernando-rodney.html#disqus_thread

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The Mariners are doing a pretty terrible job this offseason. If they're gojng to go all in, then go crazy and sign Santana as well.

They're stuck in the middle where they won't suck like last year but aren't good enough to be close to a wild card spot.

 

I'd rather take my chances hoping Taijuan Walker lives up to his hype ... and Paxton performs well enough to be a great #4 (very possible I believe) ... Scott Baker can either be the #3 or #5 depending on how many innings they want to give Taijuan ( THIS IS ALL OBV CONTINGENT ON BAKER BEING ABLE TO PITCH COMPETITIVELY ).

 

I still think hoping on Baker is better than paying Santana.

 

There won't be any Jeremy Bonderman's, Henry Blanco's, Humberto Quintero's, Aaron Harang's, Kelly Shoppach's or Brendan Ryan's this year. 

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This guy has been washed up several times now.

 

With Detroit.

 

Wasn't he with Tampa Bay or someone like that?

 

Then the Halos -- towards the end of his time here, he couldn't get anyone out. Was terrible in several different pen roles.

 

then he had that great what? 2012 season?

 

now to Seattle.

 

of course, Seattle is a place where many players' careers go to die or to get seriously side-tracked.

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This guy has been washed up several times now.

 

With Detroit.

 

Wasn't he with Tampa Bay or someone like that?

 

Then the Halos -- towards the end of his time here, he couldn't get anyone out. Was terrible in several different pen roles.

 

then he had that great what? 2012 season?

 

now to Seattle.

 

of course, Seattle is a place where many players' careers go to die or to get seriously side-tracked.

 

The Mariners love ex-Angels, for some reason. The list is long. Just off the top of my head, Washburn, Spiezio, Hasegawa, Morales, Figgins, Kennedy, and now Rodney.

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seattle's pen is pretty young.  having a successful vet as a mentor can't hurt.

 

it's an unremarkable signing, really.  

Mentors are supposed to have some brains, not sure this applies to Rodney.  Rodney has a fastball and a change up with good enough speed separation, and sometimes command.

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