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Rodriguez's agent to be 'flexible,' 'creative' with free-agent contract demands

Updated: November 6, 2008, 6:49 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | Special to ESPN.com

The agent for closer Francisco Rodriguez would love for his client to sign the richest contract ever given to a reliever, but at the end of the general managers' meetings he says that his goal is not necessarily five years and $75 million.

In what could result in a more competitive market for Rodriguez, his agent, Paul Kinzer, said that he and his client plan to be "flexible" and "creative" with their demands. This means teams that are against meeting the initial asking price should ...

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