July 13, 2011

Sherman: Yankees rejected K-Rod deal

Via Joel Sherman’s Twitter:

Heard #Yankees rejected similar deal for K-Rod, in part, because then either Soriano or K-Rod have pitch 7th inning and (cont) #Mets

If you haven’t heard, Francisco Rodriguez wound up with the Brewers in exchange for two players to be named later.

It certainly would have been an interesting situation with two loose cannons in the bullpen who think they should be closing when there’s a guy named Mariano Rivera still in town. I think it’s a scene the Yankees were right to avoid, even though they could use some bullpen help to make up for all of their injuries. Your thoughts?

It’s worth noting that Scott Boras had some interesting comments regarding K-Rod after representing Rafael Soriano this past offseason.

… Boras told Newsday’s Ken Davidoff on Monday, “Francisco Rodriguez is a historic closer. He’s not going anywhere to be a setup man.”

Boras added, “Closers don’t make good setup men. Does anyone want an unhappy setup man in their clubhouse?”

Nice, Scott.

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