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IVAN RODRIGUEZ RUMORS

On Mike Piazza’s prowess behind the plate

Per opportunity, Piazza ranks in the fifth percentile as a thrower among regular catchers. But he also places in the 74th percentile as a pitch-framer, and the 89th percentile as a pitch-blocker. His arm was just as bad as the naysayers believed, but that weakness wasn’t crippling, and he more than made up for it by blocking balls in the dirt and eking out extra strikes. All of...
Via Mets360.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' DeShields changes jersey number to honor Ivan Rodriguez

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields wore No. 7 on his jersey in 2015 during his first season in Arlington, but he announced on Friday that he's making a change.The decision isn't merely an aesthetic, 'favorite number' type of thing...rather, DeShields is consciously paying tribute to one of the Rangers' most iconic players, catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez. DeShields made the...
Via Fox Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez's son off to impressive start in Twins' system

Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez had an incredible career in the major leagues, and now his son is trying to carry the proverbial torch and forge his own. Dereck, the 23-year-old son of the Texas Rangers icon, is currently pitching for the Minnesota Twins' Class-A affiliate in the Appalachian League. Earlier this week, as Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News detailed, Dereck carried a...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pudge Rodriguez’s Bloomfield Hills, MI mansion still up for sale (PHOTOS)

Pudge Rodriguez played five years in Detroit and grossed roughly $48 million (of his roughly $122 million over his career).  He hasn’t played an inning of baseball in ‘The D’ since 2008, but his house remains.  It has been on and off the market for the better part of three years.  And if you check out the photos, you might understand why – especially at a $1,899.000.00...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

GALLERY: Pudge Rodriguez trying to unload $1.89M mansion

Potential Hall of Fame catcher (probably not—thanks, Jose Conseco) Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez played a total of 21 seasons in his MLB career,...
Via Busted Coverage
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez: Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez Similar To Yadier Molina

Ivan Rodriguez, one of the best catchers in Major League Baseball history, has sky-high expectations for Boston Red Sox backstop Christian Vazquez. Vazquez impressed during his first season with the Red Sox, showcasing his remarkable defensive skills while emerging as a leader. Rodriguez even saw some similarities between Vazquez and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers nip Cubs, 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy set a major-league record for doubles in a season by a catcher, and Francisco Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Wily Peralta (17-11) struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, allowing five hits and one walk in 109 pitches. Rodriguez pitched...
Via Associated Press
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pudge Rodriguez and Sal Perez talk catching

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Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez, Former President George Bush is Patting Your Head Like a Little Puppy--What Do You Do?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.@cjzero/Twitter Loading...
Via FatManWriting
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez fondly remembers Tigers days

DETROIT – Future Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez was honored during a Friday luncheon at Comerica Park that kicked off the "Fiesta Tigres!" celebration of Latino and Hispanic players. His love of the Tigers and the people who are part of the organization was what shone through most brightly during the proceedings. "I feel honored to be a part of Detroit for five years,"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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