Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Fernando Rodney agrees to sign with Mariners

Rodney can’t get no respect!

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to sign free agent closer Fernando Rodney to a two-year, $14 million deal, Jon Heyman has confirmed. The was first reported by Jonah Keri of Grantland.

Rodney, 36, was unbelievable for the Rays in 2012 when he closed 48 games in 50 chances with a 0.60 ERA (641 OPS+!). He took a step backward last season, though, when he went 37 for 45 in save chances with a 3.38 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings. He was excellent in September, though, with a 0.82 ERA and 0.82 WHIP.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 06, 2014 at 11:17 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: count da saves, fernando rodney, free agents, mariners, relievers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jim Wisinski Posted: February 07, 2014 at 06:23 AM (#4653049)
The Rays paid Rodney $4.25 million for 141.1 innings of a 201 ERA+. The Mariners will pay him $14 million for something probably nowhere near as good. Good luck to you, your crooked hat, and your weird arrow celebration Fernando.
   2. JE (Jason) Posted: February 07, 2014 at 06:31 AM (#4653050)
It's pretty interesting that Jonah Keri is crediting for being first with the news of the signing. Maybe Jack Z has developed an interest in the extra two percent?
   3. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: February 07, 2014 at 08:37 AM (#4653058)
If you compare the contract with what the Rays paid, it's a terrible contract. If you compare it to what the Dodgers are going to pay Brian Wilson (10M in 2014, team option for approx 9M in 2015), this doesn't look so bad.

Not good, but not so bad.
   4. Dr. Vaux Posted: February 07, 2014 at 10:37 AM (#4653111)
It's Fernando Rodney, and they're relying on him to be an effective, reliable closer, so it's bad.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2014 at 11:15 AM (#4653140)
And Nelson Cruz could possibly be their next sign.

Jack Z is apparently taking the "I'm going to take a huge dump on the boss's desk" route of getting fired.
   6. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: February 07, 2014 at 11:25 AM (#4653146)
   7. valuearbitrageur Posted: February 07, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4653223)
I didn't think this was a bad deal, then I realized...

Rodney
Pre
-Molina       8.2 K/9 4.9 BB/9
Post
-Molina     10.1 K/9 3.2 BB/


Pretty sure he can't fit a Molina in his luggage.
   8. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: February 07, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4653229)
He'll probably be just fine, but they still have giant holes in the rotation where Erasmo and Paxton are being penciled in. I'm not hearing anything about their signing Capuano, Ubaldo or anyone to fill those holes.
   9. Bitter Mouse Posted: February 07, 2014 at 01:09 PM (#4653232)
Luggage Salesman: Have you thought much about luggage, Mr. Banks?

Joe Banks: No.

Luggage Salesman: It's the central preoccupation of my life.


Joe Banks: And then I'll be staying on a tiny island and I don't know if I'll be living in a hut, or what.

Luggage Salesman: Very exciting... as a luggage problem!


Luggage Salesman: This is our premier steamer trunk, it's all handmade, only the finest materials. It's even watertight, tight as a drum. If I had the need, and the wherewithal, Mr. Banks, this would be my trunk of choice.

Joe Banks: I'll take four of them.

Luggage Salesman: May you live to be a thousand years old, sir.


Joe Banks: I tell you one thing, though. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we're gonna take this luggage with us!
   10. Willie Mayspedester Posted: February 07, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4653328)
Any movie with Meg Ryan playing multiple parts and Tom Hanks is good enough for me.
   11. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: February 07, 2014 at 04:40 PM (#4653383)
Rodney
Pre
-Molina       8.2 K/9 4.9 BB/9
Post
-Molina     10.1 K/9 3.2 BB/

Rodney walked 36 in 66.2 innings last year, to crap all over the Molina's-framing-made-him theory.
   12. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: February 08, 2014 at 01:24 AM (#4653559)
Molina is a fickle master
   13. valuearbitrageur Posted: February 08, 2014 at 01:56 AM (#4653564)
Rodney walked 36 in 66.2 innings last year, to crap all over the Molina's-framing-made-him theory.


Which is not bad for Rodney, it's identical to his pre-Molina rate.

But his K rate last year was his highest ever and his K/BB rate was his 2nd highest of last 6 years, second only to his first Molina year. The 4 years pre-Molina Rodney averaged a 1.41 K/BB rate, last year well into his decline years at age 36 he struck out 2.28 for every walk.

Molina is a f***ng master.
   14. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 08, 2014 at 08:32 AM (#4653579)
Molina put down two fingers and my goiter spontaneously healed.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread August, 2014
(441 - 6:25pm, Aug 20)
Last: The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott)

NewsblogPosnanski: The Royals might actually know what they are doing
(13 - 6:23pm, Aug 20)
Last: Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick.

NewsblogCurt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer in February, Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause
(3 - 6:22pm, Aug 20)
Last: Zach

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(4465 - 6:18pm, Aug 20)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogGiants plan to protest bizarre loss at Wrigley
(35 - 6:17pm, Aug 20)
Last: dr. scott

NewsblogBP: Moonshot: The Analytic Value of the Crack of the Bat
(7 - 6:08pm, Aug 20)
Last: dr. scott

NewsblogPrado at second base not how Yanks Drew it up
(41 - 6:07pm, Aug 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-20-2014
(25 - 5:50pm, Aug 20)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogBrewers Form Creative Council
(1 - 5:46pm, Aug 20)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight

NewsblogBrisbee: The 10 most underrated players in baseball, part 2
(6 - 5:45pm, Aug 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-20-2014
(18 - 5:41pm, Aug 20)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogSellout Crowd Turns out in AAA Charlotte for Native Son Carlos Rodon
(6 - 5:21pm, Aug 20)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogRusney Castillo rumors: Decision imminent for Cuban outfielder
(21 - 4:52pm, Aug 20)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogSabermetrics Gets Soft «
(3 - 4:42pm, Aug 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogLester return to Boston a long shot; Cubs, Yankees are likely players
(2 - 4:15pm, Aug 20)
Last: AROM

Page rendered in 0.1448 seconds
52 querie(s) executed