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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report: Yankees rejected Francisco Rodriguez deal

Too bad this didn’t happen a couple days ago, a “6th inning man” All-Star would have been hard to top.

The New York Post’s Joel Sherman hears that the Yankees rejected a Francisco Rodriguez deal similar to the one accepted by the Brewers last night, in part because they didn’t think either K-Rod or Rafael Soriano would be content working the seventh inning…

ESPNNewYork reported earlier this week that the Yankees weren’t on Rodriguez’s no-trade list, so that wouldn’t have been an impediment to a deal.

The District Attorney Posted: July 13, 2011 at 07:03 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, mets, rumors, yankees

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   1. ColonelTom Posted: July 13, 2011 at 10:06 PM (#3876984)
Assuming Soriano comes back and is effective, the Yankees will have Robertson-Soriano-Rivera to pitch the last three innings. Obviously K-Rod is a very good reliever, but the Yankees don't need him, and they don't want to risk any clubhouse issues. I'm certain they can find another effective reliever to cover the 6th/7th innings without the baggage of the closer tag and a vesting option.
   2. A triple short of the cycle Posted: July 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3877067)
Would Francisco Rodriguez as a Yankee be the most hated player in the league? I think he had a very high unfavorable rating when he was with the Angels - certainly among A's fans. I always respected the Angels alot - except for him. I could really hate that mofo if he played for the Yankees.
   3. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: July 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM (#3877073)
I could really hate that mofo if he played for the Yankees.


*I* could really hate that mofo if he played for the Yankees ... and I'm a Yankees fan.

I can't think of many players I'd want to see playing for the Yankees less, probably Private Pyle and the Slack-Jawed Mouthbreather from Boston and that's about it.
   4. A triple short of the cycle Posted: July 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3877084)
Slack-Jawed Mouthbreather from Boston
Oh right - he was the other Angel I hated. (Assuming you are referring to John Lackey.
   5. Dave Spiwak Posted: July 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM (#3877085)
Who is Private Pyle (I know the movie reference but what player is this referring to)?
   6. Phil Coorey. Posted: July 14, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3877131)
Would Francisco Rodriguez as a Yankee be the most hated player in the league? I think he had a very high unfavorable rating when he was with the Angels - certainly among A's fans. I always respected the Angels alot - except for him. I could really hate that mofo if he played for the Yankees.


I could just see him pointing to the sky and carrying on like a wanker, after striking out Casey Kotchamn in the bottom of the seventh. The guy is one of the greatest lemons going around
   7. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: July 14, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3877134)
Now is that any way to talk about the future alltime saves leader?
   8. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2011 at 01:17 AM (#3877136)
Who is Private Pyle (I know the movie reference but what player is this referring to)?


Just imagine Private Pyle in the bathroom scene with his rifle, and slap a Boston cap on his head ...
   9. Dan Posted: July 14, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#3877142)
Nick Johnson looks a lot more like Private Pyle than Papelbon does.
   10. Dale Sams Posted: July 14, 2011 at 01:32 AM (#3877143)
Nick Johnson looks a lot more like Private Pyle than Papelbon does.


Nick *Swisher* looks more like Private Pyle than Papelbon does.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2011 at 01:53 AM (#3877156)
If Papelbon is Private Pyle, then who is the slack jawed mouth breather?(I had assumed he was Papelbon)
   12. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2011 at 02:06 AM (#3877163)
[11] Lackey
   13. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: July 14, 2011 at 03:06 AM (#3877190)
Maybe that shipped sailed with Kevin brown and Randy Johnson, but I sure rather have the yanks bring in guys like granderson than scum like this guy. Good on Cashman.
   14. ptodd Posted: July 14, 2011 at 06:38 AM (#3877246)
K-Rod would be pretty good backup in case anything happened to Rivera with Joba and Soriano out. Sounds like it would cost the Yankees 3 million in salary and low grade prospects, which is not much. Maybe Mets would have asked for more, and the Yankees would not want to piss off Bud by stealing him from the Brewers. Kings are to be feared afterall.
   15. Something Other Posted: July 14, 2011 at 01:50 PM (#3877336)
@13. Yup. When I think of the Yankees since 1972, I think "character".

@14. Yup. He's cheap, and the Yankees wouldn't have had to give up anyone better than a D prospect. FRoddy was very likely the best option, by far, the Yankees will have for the pen.

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