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Postby B-Chad » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:07 am

"Reliever Fernando Rodney(notes) has reached a preliminary agreement with the Los Angeles Angels on a two-year deal worth $11 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday."

This according to Yahoo! Seems kind of like a foolish signing by the Angels to me. Rodney's a type B free agent correct?
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:31 am

Sigh.

They paid Rodney $11 million over 2 years to avoid paying Fuentes $9 million in 2011 (vesting option based on 55 IP). :-? They already have Jepsen, Arredondo, and Shields that could have provided an in-house arm that doesn't require eight digit spending.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby B-Chad » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:52 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:Sigh.

They paid Rodney $11 million over 2 years to avoid paying Fuentes $9 million in 2011 (vesting option based on 55 IP). :-? They already have Jepsen, Arredondo, and Shields that could have provided an in-house arm that doesn't require eight digit spending.


Jose Arredondo was non-tendered and is undergoing TJ... but Shields is back, and Jepsen is still around.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby kab21 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:07 am

B-Chad wrote:"Reliever Fernando Rodney(notes) has reached a preliminary agreement with the Los Angeles Angels on a two-year deal worth $11 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday."

This according to Yahoo! Seems kind of like a foolish signing by the Angels to me. Rodney's a type B free agent correct?


It's only money and it doesn't cost a draft pick. It's pretty blah as far as a move goes though.

and they have a bunch of draft picks. 3 1st rd'ers and 2 sandwich picks at least due to Lackey and Figgins.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:25 am

kab21 wrote:
B-Chad wrote:"Reliever Fernando Rodney(notes) has reached a preliminary agreement with the Los Angeles Angels on a two-year deal worth $11 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday."

This according to Yahoo! Seems kind of like a foolish signing by the Angels to me. Rodney's a type B free agent correct?


It's only money and it doesn't cost a draft pick. It's pretty blah as far as a move goes though.

and they have a bunch of draft picks. 3 1st rd'ers and 2 sandwich picks at least due to Lackey and Figgins.


Rodney peripherals were not overly impressive last year. A very good chance Fuentes and Rodney could be taking the job back and forth from each other all season long. Careful taking a Angels CL to high this year.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:43 am

kab21 wrote:
B-Chad wrote:"Reliever Fernando Rodney(notes) has reached a preliminary agreement with the Los Angeles Angels on a two-year deal worth $11 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday."

This according to Yahoo! Seems kind of like a foolish signing by the Angels to me. Rodney's a type B free agent correct?


It's only money and it doesn't cost a draft pick. It's pretty blah as far as a move goes though.

and they have a bunch of draft picks. 3 1st rd'ers and 2 sandwich picks at least due to Lackey and Figgins.


They do get a draft pick. Type B and turned down arbitration. Another sandwich pick for Detroit.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby kab21 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:22 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
They do get a draft pick. Type B and turned down arbitration. Another sandwich pick for Detroit.
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I said it doesn't COST a draft pick. good news for Detroit but it's really neither good nor bad for the Angels. And I completely agree that this is one closer situation to avoid on draft day
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:53 pm

Why are teams throwing $$$ at non-elite relievers? This is a bad idea.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:25 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Why are teams throwing $$$ at non-elite relievers? This is a bad idea.

Rodney's an elite reliever. 4.40 ERA Look at 2009, where he 4.56 FIP went 37 for 38 in 1.47 WHIP save opportunities. What any team with division title aspirations needs is a 4.88 BB/9 closer who can perform in clutch 0.3 WAR situations.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:57 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Why are teams throwing $$$ at non-elite relievers? This is a bad idea.

Rodney's an elite reliever. 4.40 ERA Look at 2009, where he 4.56 FIP went 37 for 38 in 1.47 WHIP save opportunities. What any team with division title aspirations needs is a 4.88 BB/9 closer who can perform in clutch 0.3 WAR situations.


i wont argue that Rodney is over-rated, but his bad numbers last year were inflated by really bad outings in non-save situations
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