Julio Rodríguez will be one of the main faces of the Seattle Mariners in the upcoming period. Rodriguez has shown his talent and qualities, so new information is not surprising. Namely, the club announced that it has extended the contract with Rodriguez, and according to some rumors, the contract will last as long as 12 years, with the option of extending it for another five years.
Julio could not hide his delight after signing the new contract. His goal has always been to stay with the team, prove himself to the coach and achieve a lot of success with the Seattle Mariners. The club has shown him trust, and Rodriguez will certainly use it in the right way.
“This is a great day for my family and me,” Rodriguez said in a statement, as quoted by mlb.com “I have always wanted to spend my whole career here, in Seattle, with this team and with these fans. I want to win here, in Seattle.
That was what I told my agents, and what I told Jerry [Dipoto, president of baseball operations]. I am so happy to be here”.
Jerry Dipoto on Rodriguez: The most exciting player
Jerry Dipoto, the President of Baseball Operations for the Seattle Mariners, thinks they did a good job considering the prospect they will have with Rodriguez.
Dipoto once again emphasized what qualities Rodriguez has, which is certainly a good thing for the Mariners. “Julio is among the most exciting players in the game and has only scratched the surface of what’s to come,” Dipoto said in a statement.
“We feel the uniqueness of this deal befits the person. His infectious personality and ability on the field are only surpassed by his character away from it. We are thrilled that generations of Mariners fans will have the privilege of watching him play in T-Mobile Park for many years to come”. The Mariners have serious plans for the coming seasons. They look great and can be optimistic.