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MattyHo4Life
02-01-2006, 11:55 AM
From Rotoworld:
Felix Rodriguez - R - Nationals

Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Felix Rodriguez on a one-year, $600,000 contract.
He can make $600,000 more in roster bonuses: $200,000 each if he is on the 40-man roster on March 29, May 1 and Aug. 1. It's a relative bargain, even with the bonuses added in. Rodriguez is coming off a lousy year with the Yankees and his stuff isn't quite what it was, but he posted ERAs of 3.10, 3.43 and 3.00 from 2002-04. He should be a useful middle reliever for the Nats. Jan. 31 - 8:27 pm et


There had been speculation that he overplayed his hand a bit by waiting so long. It caused the Cards, at least, to move on a minor league contract for Jeff Nelson rather than wait for him. When the Cards were interested though, I doubt that these would have been the terms he would have agreed to. The Rockies were also after him apparently lately.

MattyHo4Life
02-01-2006, 11:56 AM
The Cardinals were talking to Rodriguez about a month ago, and I was hoping he would sign with them.

flyer85
02-01-2006, 11:57 AM
I would have preferred the Reds toss 600K at him instead of White

traderumor
02-01-2006, 12:08 PM
I would have preferred the Reds toss 600K at him instead of WhiteExactly my thought. Younger, live arm, better career numbers, I assume he was hurt quite a bit of last year, so a great candidate for bouneback (just for you DanO ;) )

MattyHo4Life
02-01-2006, 12:24 PM
Rodriguez would have been a good signing for the Reds. White is just well... not.

Boss-Hog
02-01-2006, 02:03 PM
Rodriguez would have been a good signing for the Reds. White is just well... not.
Agreed...if they were going to throw $600,00 on a bullpen arm, this should have been the one.

registerthis
02-01-2006, 02:21 PM
Good signing by the Nats who play in a pitcher-friendly park. $600k is a steal if he performs at all like he did prior to '05.

traderumor
02-01-2006, 02:40 PM
Rodriguez would have been a good signing for the Reds. White is just well... not.Whaddya mean? He lives in Springfield. Seems like a no brainer to me :rolleyes:

Tony Cloninger
02-01-2006, 03:01 PM
Is that what you are telling me...beacuse White lives or was raised in OH, he is more wanted?

I know it's sarcasm...but it is a typical Reds (and sometimes Bengals) reason for signing a player. I guess no one else wants to play for them unless they live near the area.

IslandRed
02-01-2006, 03:05 PM
Good signing by the Nats who play in a pitcher-friendly park. $600k is a steal if he performs at all like he did prior to '05.

It'll be $1.2 million if he's still on the team by August, but it doesn't change the point much.

traderumor
02-01-2006, 03:06 PM
Is that what you are telling me...beacuse White lives or was raised in OH, he is more wanted?

I know it's sarcasm...but it is a typical Reds (and sometimes Bengals) reason for signing a player. I guess no one else wants to play for them unless they live near the area.
Some players have made geographical decisions, like Griffey wanting to be closer to Orlando, but to frequently see that mentioned when signing fringe players, it just seems like they are targeting guys moreso for where they live rather than how they'll perform. I'm sure some of it is sportswriters propagating a myth, but then who knows with the track record of the Reds FO.

Heath
02-01-2006, 03:37 PM
I can throw a 70-mph fastball - according to the Reds I'm worth 600K.

I just don't have the "veteran experience".

Sea Ray
02-01-2006, 03:46 PM
If guys like Felix and Jeff Nelson are worth $600K then why are we throwing that kind of $$ at Rick White?

KronoRed
02-01-2006, 04:06 PM
I can throw a 70-mph fastball - according to the Reds I'm worth 600K.

I just don't have the "veteran experience".
Or a cool name like RICK or RICH

MattyHo4Life
02-01-2006, 04:09 PM
If guys like Felix and Jeff Nelson are worth $600K then why are we throwing that kind of $$ at Rick White?

Jeff Nelson signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals.

Sea Ray
02-01-2006, 04:24 PM
Jeff Nelson signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals.
Exactly my point. I don't know what his major league money is in that contract but my guess is it's not more than $600K

Marc D
02-01-2006, 04:37 PM
I can throw a 70-mph fastball - according to the Reds I'm worth 600K.

I just don't have the "veteran experience".


Hell, the only player on a major league roster I could retire with any degree of regularity is the other pitcher. According to the Reds I'm worth about 27 million.

Aronchis
02-01-2006, 04:41 PM
I would just throw this in with post-O'brien leftovers and move on. We have greater things to accomplish in a short period of time.

StillFunkyB
02-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Whaddya mean? He lives in Springfield. Seems like a no brainer to me :rolleyes:

Rick....Springfield....

There's a Jesse's Girl joke in there somewhere....:evil:

KearnsyEars
02-03-2006, 12:17 PM
I am of the sentiment I'd much rather have him then white

Ravenlord
02-03-2006, 02:19 PM
i have absolutely nothing to support this with, but couldn't it be a possiblity that with the misunderstood reputation of GABP that a guy like Rodgriguez would be more willing to take $600,000 and incentives with someone in a known pitcher friendly enivroment than take $850,000 from the Reds? (especially when your incentives are based on being on the roster).

MattyHo4Life
02-03-2006, 02:30 PM
Has anyone even heard a rumor that he was on the Reds radar? It's been reported that the Cards had interest in him, and Jocketty usually keeps things pretty quiet. Is it possible that the Reds never even made him an offer?