Topkin: Yankees made Fernando Rodney one-year offer this winter


Via Marc Topkin: Fernando Rodney said the Yankees offered him a one-year contract over the winter. He received two-year offers from several teams and eventually took a two-year, $14M pact with the Mariners. Seems like the Yankees would have welcomed him aboard, but only on their terms.

Rodney, 37, has a 3.12 ERA (3.08 FIP) in 17.1 innings as Robinson Cano‘s teammate so far this year. Signing him would have allowed the Yankees to use David Robertson in some higher leverage seventh and eighth inning situations, but it also might have sent Robertson searching for a closer job when he becomes a free agent after the season. Rodney’s too much of a high wire act for me, but a one-year contract? No harm in that.

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  • mitch

    Are we just assuming he would have been the closer? I think it’s more likely he would have had to take a setup role.

  • TWTR

    It would have blocked Betances from rising. They need to rely on their own players.

  • Derek Jeter

    Glad we didn’t get him! His bow a arrow shit would of drove me nuts!

    • TopChuckie

      Agreed, hate his whole shtick more than any other player. Glad I don’t have to root for him and glad he’s not blocking Betances.

      • JAG

        More than Valverde? Every time I watch Jose Valverde pitch I want to watch him get shelled. Luckily, nowadays I get that more often than not.

      • Jose Valverde