11:40 AM EDT, Sun April 26, 2015
Seattle Times Apr 18, 2015

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney unfazed by struggles

“In my opinion, I think when I blow the game, the next day I say, ‘I’m better than that. Tomorrow I know I can do my job,’ ” Rodney said. “That’s the attitude I bring to the game. That’s the attitude I’m going to bring tonight if I have a

Seattle Mariners Panic Level: Can I please get off the Fernando Rodney-coaster?

The Seattle Mariners’ 2015 season is off to a rough start. After crawling back to finish their first week .500, the M’s traveled to Los Angeles for what some were calling a potential preview of the World Series. Hopefully not, for M’s fans’ sake. The Dodgers swept the Mariners in their three-game interleague series, culminating […]
Northwest Sports Beat Apr 16, 2015

The Fernando Rodney Experience — Is It Time To Move On?

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the M's closer situation with Fernando Rodney. Is it time for the M's to move someone else into the closer role? Facts are facts and McClendon needs to avoid using Rodney when it's not a save whenever possible because the numbers aren't any better in 2015 for Rodney in those non-save situations. Four of the six runs he's allowed this year came in non-save opportunities

Mariners notebook: McClendon remains committed to Rodney as closer

LOS ANGELES — First things first: Fernando Rodney remains the Mariners’ closer. Two straight rocky outings haven’t changed that. “You got somebody else you want me to put out there?” manager Lloyd McClendon challenged prior to Wednesday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Here’s the deal. People fly off the handle and say, `Rodney stinks. We need to change. Get another closer.’ OK, when that doesn’t work out, then what? You want me to go back? Or do you want me to try somebody else? “That’s how all hell breaks loose.” So McClendon will stick with the...
Los Angeles Times Apr 15, 2015

Is it too soon for Mariners to remove Fernando Rodney as closer?

Mike Scioscia would not put up with Fernando Rodney's chronic high-wire act. Scioscia generally grants his veterans a long leash but, two games into the 2011 season, he yanked Rodney from his role as the Angels' closer.
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 12, 2015

Nelson Cruz’s homer saves Fernando Rodney as Mariners beat A’s 8-7 in 10 innings

Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney blows four-run lead in the ninth inning before Nelson Cruz hits homer in 10th.

Cruz’s homer allows Mariners to survive Rodney’s meltdown in 8-7 victory over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Just another roller-coaster ride Sunday at the O.co Coliseum and, this time, the Mariners escaped with a wild 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics in 10 innings. Nelson Cruz’s two-out homer provided the winning margin after the Mariners saw Fernando Rodney, their All-Star closer, squander a four-run lead in the ninth inning. Cruz’s drive to left against Tyler Clippard had just enough carry to clear the left-field wall beyond a leaping Ben Zobrist. Yoervis Medina then did what Rodney couldn’t do; he closed out the Athletics with a scoreless inning  — which...
Mariners notebook: Rodney already on a roll

Mariners notebook: Rodney already on a roll

OAKLAND, Calif. — Keep the arrows coming. Fernando Rodney has saves in each of his two opportunities this season and is 50-for-53 since joining the Mariners, a 94.3-percent success rate that is easily the best in franchise history for pitchers with at least 50 chances. David Aardsma ranks second at 88.5 percent (69-for-78) from 2009-10, followed by Kazuhiro Sasaki at 85.4 percent (129-for-151) from 2000-03 and Bill Caudill at 85.2 percent (52-for-61) from 1982-83. Rodney also ranks second in total saves (135-for-148) and fourth in saves percentage (91.2) among all relievers with at least 50...
Miller: Fernando Rodney couldn't get it straight with Angels

Miller: Fernando Rodney couldn't get it straight with Angels

SEATTLE – Let’s start today in the only place that’s appropriate when starting with this finisher. At the top. With the cap. With Fernando Rodney’s ridiculous, maddening, disturbing, annoying crooked cap that must be as cockeyed as he is, and...

Fernando Rodney Photos

Mariners Player News