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K-Rod Looking For Rivera Money?

On Saturday, we discussed the Francisco Rodriguez situation.  He's been historically good for a closer his age, and his next contract could be record-breaking.  That contract doesn't seem likely to come from the Angels.

K-Rod has arrived in camp, and he admits that '08 is probably his last season with L.A.  Mike DiGiovanna speaks of repeated rejected extension attempts by the Angels.  After the '07 season, the Angels offered something near three years and $34MM.  Rodriguez unsurprisingly turned this down, as it's $11MM short of the Mariano Rivera money he craves.  GM Tony Reagins is thinking about a future that may include Kelvim Escobar or Ervin Santana in the pen.

2008 will be huge for Rodriguez, whose post-break 3.45 ERA and 5.6 BB/9 raise red flags for a team considering committing $40MM+ to him.


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