When the Milwaukee Brewers signed Francisco Rodriguez to a contract this past week, they became a stronger team for 2015. But no matter what happens throughout these next two years on the field, he is going to get paid.
With other pitchers on the market with just as big of an upside as Rodriguez, the Brewers may have made a mistake. Earlier on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed former Brewers reliever, Mike Adams to a minor league contract. As we at Reviewing the Brew reported earlier, he would have looked great again in a Brewers uniform.
While his signing does not come without questions, the Dodgers made the type of move that the Brewers should have made.
Adams, at 36-years-old is certainly not a sure thing anymore, but he still has the potential to be a very valuable piece at the back end of a bullpen. He has battled shoulder injuries over the past two seasons in Philadelphia, but he still has the talent to be the top-flight pitcher that he was with both the Texas Rangers and the San Diego Padres, where he was one of the elite set-up men in the games.
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Adams career began with the Brewers back in 2004. In his three seasons with the club, he went 2-4 with a 3.54 ERA. Throughout his 10-major league seasons, Adams has pitched in just over 400 innings, going 21-20 with an ERA of 2.41.
With the injury to Kenley Jansen and uncertainty in the rest of the Dodgers bullpen, Adams has a great shot at making the Dodgers major league club if he can prove healthy. I would have loved to see him back in Milwaukee, but wish him the best of luck as he looks to return to an elite level.