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What we learned: February 27, 2015

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Today's lessons include plenty of coverage about Francisco Rodriguez's fifth contract with the Brewers.

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Francisco Rodriguez is back.

At the end of yesterday's WWL, I noted that an undisclosed team had signed Francisco Rodriguez, and that it wasn't the Marlins or Blue Jays. Many of us hoped that some mystery team had jumped in, but it didn't take long for the truth to come out: The Brewers had agreed to another contract with Francisco Rodriguez.

Jordan first reported the news of the deal yesterday. Instead of another one-year deal, the Brewers guaranteed Rodriguez two years this time, with an option for a third year. They also guaranteed him $13 million in salary, with $4 million of that deferred. It's hard to figure out why the Brewers keep going back to Rodriguez, but Noah has some theories on why the Brewers choose to re-sign him each year. It's pretty certain that Rodriguez does improve the team, but fans tend to not like him due to his off the field issues. In fact, when people were asked if they were glad the Brewers signed Rodriguez again, 41% said yes and 35% said no, with another 24% undecided.

There's a lot of uncertainty about what to expect with Rodriguez entering this season. Some fans are more optimistic than others. We won't know who is right until Rodriguez steps on the field and proves someone right (and someone else wrong).

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