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Milwaukee Brewers trade rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

Milwaukee Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez is having a solid year on a losing team, and his good numbers could attract a beneficial trade for the Brewers. However, Ken Rosenthal has reported that Rodriguez has not attracted much interest as of yet. The reason for the lack of interest apparently lies in Rodriguez’s backloaded contract. While K-Rod is only due $3.5 million this...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

Last time we checked in with the Toronto Blue Jays, it was clear that starting pitching would be on the top of the priority list for the trade deadline. Although the starting rotation will be essential for the Blue Jays’ success going into the second half of the regular season, a specific arm has caught the eye of the front office, and that arm is Francisco Rodriguez, currently...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Rodriguez knows a trade is possible

Francisco Rodriguez doesn't want to be traded, but he's also realistic. "I'd be disappointed if I get traded," Rodriguez told, "because I signed two years plus [a club option for 2017] just to be here. If I didn't believe this ballclub would be better and compete in the future, I would have gone someplace else. … "But definitely, it [the possibility of a trade]...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays interested in Brewers’ Francisco Rodriguez

The Toronto Blue Jays, who are looking to add a late inning reliever, are interested in Milwaukee Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, according to Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun. Toronto has been on the market searching for a closer and in addition to Rodriguez, the team has been connected with Philadelphia Phillies‘ Jonathan Papelbon and Oakland Athletics‘ Tyler Clippard, according...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

K-Rod climbing up the all-time saves list

With his 359th career save on Monday night, Francisco Rodriguez surpassed Troy Percival and moved into ninth place on the all-time saves list. “This is the guy who took all the time in the world to make sure I was ready to take over as a closer,” Rodriguez told “To me, it means a lot. Hopefully wherever he is, he'll feel proud of me and know that he didn't waste...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Is more K-Rod the answer for the Brewers?

Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez is staying in Milwaukee. (Credit: Mark Hoffman) About a week ago the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to resign Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year deal worth $13 million. It still is not official yet due to Rodriguez needing to acquire a work visa from his native Venezuela. In his four seasons with the Brewers, “K-Rod” has accumulated 97 saves and...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers should stay quiet at trade deadline

The MLB trade deadline is approaching, and some teams have already sprung into action. The Cardinals acquired A.J. Pierzynski, the Giants got Jake Peavy, and the Angels got Huston Street. Earlier we saw the Athletics grab both Jeff Samardjia and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. Rumors are swirling around players like David Price, Cliff Lee, Joaquin Benoit, and others. Milwaukee Brewers...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Opening day surprise: Francisco Rodriguez earns the save for the Brewers (but don’t drop Jim Henderson)

Generally speaking as fantasy owners we have to be attentive to Spring Training battles in an effort to determine who will earn save opportunities for clubs where the spot is in question. In most cases, we at least have a definitive ‘day one closer’ announcement by the time our drafts role around. We thought we had that answer in Milwaukee, but were surprised when Francisco Rodriguez...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Francisco Rodriguez still plucking cactus spines out of his foot, keeps pitching

Last week it was reported that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez became yet another casualty of the “Bizarre Major League Baseball Player Injury” pantheon when it was learned that his spring training debut was being pushed back due to an injury suffered when he stepped on a cactus while walking barefoot. Rodriguez bravely dealt with […] The post Brewers’ Francisco...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers bring back K-Rod for the bullpen

Francisco Rodriguez is once again returning to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers announced Friday they they signed Rodriguez to a one-year contract. FOX Sport's John Morosi reports the deal is for a $3.25 million base salary and he can earn $550,000 in performance bonuses. To make room for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster, the Brewers designated pitcher Donovan Hand for assignment...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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