36-year old righty closer Fernando Rodney had a year for the ages in 2012 for the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched in 76 games (0 starts) for the Rays last year and he was 2-2 with 48 saves, an amazing 0.60 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP. He gave up 43 hits (2 homers) and 15 walks while whiffing 76 batters in 74 2/3 innings last year for the Rays, which was amazing. He was an A.L. All-Star, 5th in the A.L. Cy Young Award voting and he was #13 in the A.L. MVP voting in 2012. Rodney set an all-time major league record with the lowest ERA in history of a pitcher with more than 60 innings pitched (0.60) in a season last year. But, it’s looking like Rodney just had a career year last year. He has already given up more homers, runs and walks than he had in all of 2012 this year. Rodney has pitched in 19 games (0 starts) for the Rays so far this year and he is 1-2 with 9 saves, a 5.40 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. Rodney has given up 14 hits (3 homers) and he has walked 17 batters while whiffing 25 of them in his first 18 1/3 innings in 2013. If Rodney doesn’t straighten out soon, Joel Peralta is going to replace him as the team’s closer.