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New York Yankees Do Not Like Wandy Rodriguez's Deal

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 10:  Pitcher Wandy Rodriguez #51 of the Houston Astros throws against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on July 10, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IJuly 18, 2011

Via Twitter, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated:

"#yankees are used to big contracts. but not even they like wandy pact. if traded, 2014 club option becomes player option"

Counting his 2014 option, Wandy Rodriguez is owed $36 million over the next three years. Rodriguez, 32, has a 3.52 ERA in 102.1 innings this season, good for a 106 ERA+. Over the last three years, he has a 3.35 ERA and a 118 ERA+.

Translate that to the American League and he is a slightly better version of Ivan Nova.

Don’t blame the Yankees for not liking his contract. It goes to show you why the Yankees are hesitant to include Nova in trades.


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