Tag "Richard Rodriguez"

The Stereotype-Defying Closer: A Richard Rodriguez Deep Dive

This year’s MLB trade deadline came and went, with a ton of deals made in the final hours. One move managed to fly under the radar involving a closer with two extra years of team control going to a team that is in the playoff mix. The trade in question? The Braves sent arms Bryse Wilson and Ricky DeVito to Pittsburgh for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.

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Report: Braves Acquire Richard Rodriguez

The Braves have made a ton of moves in the past week that have signaled to the public that they will not go down without a fight.

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Houston Astros

The Astros will certainly look to make some upgrades ahead of the trade deadline in order to solidify their rank atop the AL West pecking order.

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

While the fate of their 2021 season is decided, the Pirates still have work to do before they think about free agency and the 2022 campaign. In fact, the July 30 trade deadline could dictate how Pittsburgh fares several years down the road.

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: San Diego Padres

Although they rank third in their division, the Padres have an impressive 55-41 record, giving them the second Wild Card spot. How might they approach the upcoming July 30 trade deadline?

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Let’s break down what the Blue Jays must do at the upcoming trade deadline in order to succeed down the stretch this season.

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MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Atlanta Braves

With the trade deadline coming up at the end of July, there are a few players the Atlanta Braves could bring in to help them in the second half.

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Richard Rodriguez is Flying Under the Radar in Pittsburgh

Through the first two months of the season, Richard Rodriguez has been one of baseball’s best relievers. As the Pirates have gotten off to a 17-24 start, Rodriguez has been a bright spot.

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Potential Trade Target: Richard Rodriguez

With Spring Training only months away, the Boston Red Sox roster is far from set. One area they still need help is in the bullpen, which struggled last year. While the Red Sox still have many options in free agency, one possible trade target is Richard Rodriguez.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Surprise Contenders Heading Into The Second Half

Coming into the season the Pirates were expected to rebuild. In one of the best divisions in baseball, the Pirates were predicted by many to finish fourth. So far, they have battled seemingly never-ending injuries and surpassed expectations. Over the last past two weeks, they faced teams currently in the playoff picture and excelled. With a lot of baseball left, this team is in a good position to succeed in a division still up for grabs.

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