The Nationals’ success this year has been possible only despite their bullpen, which has seemingly tried very hard to make victory impossible as one of the worst relief corps in baseball. Their front office’s latest attempt to change that should do very little—the reported signing of Francisco Rodriguez, who was cut…
The Royals’ backup catcher crushed the Royals’ starting catcher in a play at the plate tonight. In the bottom of the ninth of the World Baseball Classic game in Mexico, Drew Butera, playing for Team Italy, collided with Salvador Pérez, guarding home for Team Venezuela, as he tried to score the winning run.
Longtime closer Francisco Rodriguez, currently pitching for the Tigers, told ESPN this evening that he contracted Zika virus this offseason while he was in his native Venezuela. The 34-year-old pitcher described what happened to him while he was sick, and it sounds pretty gnarly. The most alarming effect of Zika is…
Francisco Rodriguez sees your weird spring training injury, Jake Peavy, and he raises you a foot full of cactus barbs.
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Francisco Rodriguez doesn't want to talk about the past.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Chris Rainey and Francisco Rodriguez, who allegedly sent their sometime ladyfriends the sort of text messages that our country's law enforcement frown upon.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Now that Francisco Rodriguez is history's greatest monster, we wondered if we should have seen it coming.
The Mets closer is in police custody and charged with assault after sending his father in law to the hospital after the Mets' loss tonight.
One day after the Angels broke the record for earliest clinching of the AL West, reliever Francisco Rodriguez started the real celebration. F-Rod earned his 57th save in LA's 7-4 win over the Mariners, tying the major league record set by Bobby Thigpen of the Chicago White Sox in 1990. By all accounts, he was a little…
In his new book The Cheater's Guide To Baseball, Derek Zumsteg looks at all the different ways baseball players and managers have cheated (or tried to cheat) throughout the years. It's a highly entertaining book; our favorite part is "Tips For Doctoring Bats For Amateur Players."
Excellent find from David Pinto at Baseball Musings (which we wholeheartedly endorse as THE site to read for great live updates and commentary during night playoff games; his post today comparing the Doug Eddings incident and computer pattern recognition is fantastic): Apparently an employee of Topps baseball card…