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Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

Posted on: July 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2011 5:00 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

RodriguezNew Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez intended to have Milwaukee on his no-trade list, SI.com's Jon Heyman reports.

As the New York Times writes, the Mets never received Rodriguez's no-trade list from his former agent in Paul Kinzer and were thusly free to trade him to any team in baseball. The right-hander has the right to block trades to 10 teams each season under the terms of his contract. New York moved quickly to ship Rodriguez after the closer switched representation to Scott Boras as GM Sandy Alderson felt Boras would catch the error and attempt to send a list in.

Manager Ron Roenicke said that Rodriguez and Axford would share closing duties. However, if Rodriguez finishes 21 more games, his contract calls for a $17.5 million option for next season to vest, so Axford could receive the bulk of the save chances.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 8:53 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:02 am
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

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Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 10:19 pm
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

Hello, what planet did you come from. When he was arrested did HE come back to the mets and say..."Hey I violated the "ethics" clause so don't pay me.  NOPE  The GM  does what is best for the team just like the payer's agent does what is best for the player.!!!



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

Sandy Alderson did was despicable
No, what Omar Minaya did was despicable. Giving this guy a sweetheart deal with an idiotic stipulation is despicable. What Alderson did was brilliant. That shows the difference in intelligence and acumen between the 2. That's why the Mets are actually headed int he right direction for once.

Oh...good...we never got a list of the 10 teams that you don't wish to play for
That's KO-Rod's fault. Maybe he forgot it after beating up his "father-in'law" or before he went after Bernazard, Bruney and Niemann.

Consider yourself warned
No, make sure you have an agent who does his job thoroughly. That's on the client, not the employer.


Sandy was smart to trade him before Bora$ made it more difficult. Alderson's responsibility is to the team, not an individual player and his needs. The team's needs always supercede the individual, especially one who is overpayed and has been a thug.


But if you do not send us the list we might end up trading you to the Orioles...or worse...the Brewers.
On top of not understanding the responsibilities of an executive, you don't know much about baseball do you? He's been dealt to a 1st place team with an outstanding chance of making the playoffs. The Orioles won't sniff .500. Poor baby.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

I'm not a fan of Scott Boras or F-Raud but what Sandy Alderson did was despicable.....even for a NY run sports team. He should have said "look Frankie...can I call you Frankie? Oh...good...we never got a list of the 10 teams that you don't wish to play for, but we honor and respect you (even if you are now being represented by a guy with no morals). If your new agent sends us a list by tomorrow of the teams you don't wish to play for then we would try to make aa trade that benefits us and you. But if you do not send us the list we might end up trading you to the Orioles...or worse...the Brewers. Consider yourself warned. Have a good day!



Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

Big Whoop. Zach Greinke had the Brewers on his no-trade list a couple years ago, and it turns out that he really likes Milwaukee, especially with them able to contend...K-Rod might be the same, you never know!




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

Guys, comeon now.  We're talking about a closer in the prime of his career, this is his walk year and he's got 2 months to audition to about 20 teams for his next, and most likely....last contract.  He'll do WHATEVER the Brewers ask of him and then some.  If anything, I would be afraid that all he's going to try and do is strike everyone out even if they need him for a couple innings.  That would be my concern, that he'll be trying to pad his stats and make himself look better regardless of what it does to the team.

Your concern is hes going to try too hard? How is that a bad thing?



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

Guys, comeon now.  We're talking about a closer in the prime of his career, this is his walk year and he's got 2 months to audition to about 20 teams for his next, and most likely....last contract.  He'll do WHATEVER the Brewers ask of him and then some.  If anything, I would be afraid that all he's going to try and do is strike everyone out even if they need him for a couple innings.  That would be my concern, that he'll be trying to pad his stats and make himself look better regardless of what it does to the team.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Brewers don't need distractions

Sometimes these rent-a-player deals come back to bite the new team in the ass.  I just hope that there is enough on the table in Milwaukee to keep him pacified for the rest of this season.  The last thing the Brew Crew needs is a Milton-Bradley-ish distraction. 



Since: Apr 18, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Rodriguez didn't want trade to Brewers

great now he will act like the overpaid player he is  whaa whaa whaa  , good thing he will be gone after season, hopefully they didnt give much to get him


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