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For $500,000, K-Rod waives option

Posted on: July 15, 2011 6:57 pm
 
Remember that $17.5 million option that made Francisco Rodriguez's contract so scary?

Well, forget it.

In exchange for bumping his 2012 buyout from $3.5 million to $4 million, sources confirmed that K-Rod has agreed to convert the vesting option (it would have vested with 21 more games finished) into a mutual option (which the Brewers will certainly turn down). As a result, the Brewers can use K-Rod however they want (he'll likely now become the full-time closer), and K-Rod can build up a resume that could allow him to hit the market as the top free-agent closer.

None of this should come as a surprise. As I wrote on Monday, the day before Rodriguez was traded from the Mets to the Brewers, Scott Boras, Rodriguez's new agent, preferred for him to become a free agent this year (at age 29) rather than next year (at 30). Boras believes that K-Rod can get a lucrative multi-year deal this winter.

There's no question that the switch is good for the Brewers, who can now use K-Rod as they please without worrying about the option. It's also good for Boras, since commission on the $17.5 million would have gone to K-Rod's former agent, Paul Kinzer.

Is it good for K-Rod? It could well be, if Boras is able to get him that multi-year deal this winter.

It's not good for Kinzer, but after what we learned this week, Kinzer can hardly complain. As first reported by David Waldstein in the New York Times, Kinzer never filed the list of 10 teams that would have been on Rodriguez's no-trade list. That's a stunning mistake, one which very likely cost Rodriguez some money (which he would have received for waiving the no-trade clause).
Category: MLB
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Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:53 pm
 

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Since: Oct 21, 2011
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
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Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2011 5:02 pm
 

For $500,000, K-Rod waives option

People amaze with their levels of stupidy.  How is adding a top reliever to your bullpen a terrible move when your team has lost more games in the 7th and 8th than any other team in the league.  Sorry lets keep putting freaking kameron (i suck donkey dick) loe on the mound.



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2011 12:31 pm
 

For $500,000, K-Rod waives option

Of course you would think this being a Pirates fan. That's what you're used to year after year after year after year...........


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