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Astros | Houston monitoring reliever market

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:46:41 -0700

San Diego Padres RPs Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit and Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez are of interest to the Houston Astros as they look to upgrade their bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Houston's interest in adding a bullpen arm is not what owners of Luke Gregerson want to hear, as he'd likely be removed from the closer role if they add one of those arms at the deadline. Other closing candidates would emerge in San Diego or Milwaukee, too, if a trade goes down. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez wants to stay

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:43:06 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, who is a trade candidate this summer, prefers to stay with the Brewers. Rodriguez's trade value is limited, though, as his current contract is backloaded.

Fantasy Tip: K-Rod is having an outstanding season, recording 19 saves, a 1.41 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 32 outings (32 innings) as an All-Star in 2015. Things probably won't go quite as smooth in the second half, but even if he's traded, he's likely to close elsewhere, meaning his fantasy value should remain the same, at worst.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Blue Jays | TOR interested in Francisco Rodriguez

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:16:28 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays have been in contact with the Milwaukee Brewers regarding a potential trade for CL Francisco Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has gone 13-for-13 in save opportunities this year, while posting a 1.13 ERA and striking out 26 batters in 24 1/3 innings. He is one of the most likely Brewers to be traded and the Blue Jays had expressed prior interest in him during the offseason. A potential move to a contender will only help Rodriguez's fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Toronto Sun - Bob Elliott

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez continues solid run

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:56:30 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez registered three consecutive outs to record his 12th save of the season during the Brewers' 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, June 9.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has allowed a single run over his last 17 appearances, and he has reaffirmed himself as a reliable source of saves again in 2015. There is potential the Brewers look to deal the veteran, so don't rule out an opportunity to deal the him if you've got closer depth. Still, he is currently a serviceable mid-tier closer in all mixed formats.

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Brewers | K-Rod gets career save No. 356

Mon, 18 May 2015 19:12:34 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 356th career save Monday, May 18, against the Detroit Tigers. Rodriguez is two saves away from tying Troy Percival for ninth on the all-time list.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has eight saves and two losses on the season. With a 10.29 K/9 rate, K-Rod has been earning his nickname, while walking just 1.29 batters per nine. Rodriguez is still an elite closer, the only downside is the number of opportunities he'll get while with the Brewers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsWisconsin.com - Andrew Gruman

Marlins | Miami interested in Rafael Soriano

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:22:26 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is attracting interest from the Miami Marlins, and there has been talk between his agent, Scott Boras, and the Marlins. Soriano isn't likely to come cheap, though, after he closed 32 of his 39 chances with the Nats in 2014. A trade for a closer is also possible. The Marlins were interested in Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, who is perfect in seven save chances with a 1.38 ERA and 0.77 WHIP this year. Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon, who is perfect in six save chances, is another option.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a foregone conclusion that the Fish will sign Soriano, especially if his asking price is too high for their liking, but if you're desperate for saves in a deep mixed or NL-only league, it might not hurt to jump the gun and speculate.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez to pitch Sunday

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:12:20 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, March 22. It will be Rodriguez's first appearance this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez should enter the regular season as the closer, but he could lose the job if he does not play well early in the season. Owners could consider Rodriguez in the later rounds of drafts because his ability to provide some saves.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsWisconsin.com - Andrew Gruman

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez arrives

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:00:51 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez arrived at spring training Friday, March 13, and passed his physical. He threw off a mound for the first time Saturday, March 14, and should be ready to pitch in a game in a week.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez should have plenty of time to get ready for the regular season after arriving to camp late. His job security is attractive in Milwaukee, but his age (33) may scare some fantasy baseball owners away on draft day. However, despite his age, he continues to have a K/9 over 9.0, and he should be considered a reliable closing option once the bigger relief names come off the board.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez will be late to camp

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:48:47 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez has begun the process of applying for a work visa, and it's unclear when he'll report to camp. Rodriguez's contract isn't finalized with the Brewers, but they've already cleared a 40-man roster spot in anticipation of adding him to their roster.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez was late to camp last year, and he proceeded to pitch brilliantly in the month of April (13 SVs and 0 ER in 16 IP). He ranks in the upper half of closers this year thanks to his job security and his high strikeout potential (9.66 K/9 in 2014).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOX Sports Wisconsin - Andrew Gruman

Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez financials

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:40:18 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez will be paid $3.5 million in 2015 and $5.5 million in 2016. An additional $4 million in salary will be deferred. The Brewers also hold a $6 million club option for 2017.

Fantasy Tip: As previously mentioned, Rodriguez looks to take the closer job in Milwaukee but whether he holds it is a different story. For now, consider Rodriguez a closer option in mixed and NL drafts, although you should grab another closer before Rodriguez or have Jonathan Broxton as a "handcuff" option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Haudricourt