Showing posts with label setup reliever. Show all posts
Showing posts with label setup reliever. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CBS Video: Does K-Rod Close or Setup for Brewers?


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Whispers: K-Rod is NOT on the Yankees wish list


According to the NY Post,  The Yankees are searching for bullpen help, but Francisco Rodriguez is not on their wish list.

A published report had the Mets closer saying he would be willing to accept a setup role in The Bronx, but a source said the Yankees have "no interest" in Rodriguez if he is traded.

Rodriguez has 20 saves, but the Yankees don't like several things about him, from his contract to his off-field behavior.

Doing a deal with their crosstown rivals is also a tricky situation that could inflate what the Mets look for in return.

Friday, June 24, 2011

K-Rod Open to Trade to Contender Team As Setup Guy


K-Rod has stated that he would give up his closer role if traded to a contender team. "If I am going to be traded, obviously I want the opportunity to close out games, but if it's going to be good teams like the Yankees or the Rays, and it's going to be for two months, I can go out there and help them out," Rodriguez said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. The Mets have incentive to dump Rodriguez. He has a $17.5 million vesting option for 2012 that kicks in if he finishes 55 games this season. He has already finshed 28. If a team picks him up to be a setup man, that issue wouldn't come into play. Rodriguez also has a no-trade clause to 10 teams, but he doesn't think that's a big deal. "Honestly I don't even know what (teams) are on the no-trade clause, I haven't even been asked about that yet," Rodriguez said, according to the Daily News. "I mean I would definitely love to stay here, but I have to be open to every possibility out there right now." Rodriguez has 20 saves and a 3.25 ERA this season but it seems he already has one foot out of the door. So let's all just give him that final shove and leave his uniform out on the front yard.
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