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Angels Sign Fernando Rodney

According to mlbtraderumors.com the Angels have agreed to a 2 year $11 million deal with former Tigers closer Fernando Rodney. I'm always wary of signing relievers to biggish contracts (see: Speier, Justin) but Rodney is an experienced pitcher with really good stuff and hey, it's not my money.

I've been living in Michigan the past couple of years and have been able to watch him pitch quite a bit. He throws a mid-90s fastball and has one of the most devastating change-ups in the game. His success completely relies on his ability to locate the fastball though.

When he is able to keep that pitch down, mixed with his incredible change, he is unhittable. However, he was not able to locate his fastball at all last year and put up 4.88BB/9 (4.40 ERA and 4.56 FIP). Depending on what happens with Shields this year, Rodney will be our 7th or 8th inning guys and if Fuentesuaras sucks too much he could take over closing duties.

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