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Yankees making a bid for Soria

Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:05 am
Edited on: July 26, 2010 1:09 pm

Joakim Soria New York already has the best team in baseball, are the Yankees looking to add the best nickname in baseball?

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated says the Yankees have made a "big proposal" for Royals closer Joakim Soria, "the Mexicutioner."

It would make sense for the Yankees, Joba Chamberlain hasn't exactly performed so well as the bridge to Mariano Rivera that people are trying to push the old man out the door. Soria has 27 saves so far this season, had 30 last year and 42 the season before. He has a career 1.007 WHIP and a 2.12 ERA, including a 2.25 ERA this season, striking out more than a batter an inning.

What's even more appealing is that he's under team control through 2014, so he can't just become a free agent and sign with the Yankees. If he's a Yankee, we can just go ahead to 2015 without all that pointless waiting.

However, that's exactly why the Yankees need to make a "big" proposal for Soria. The Royals actually have some talent on the farm and could contend for a .500 record in 2012 or 2013 -- and wouldn't have to worry about a closer.

Soria makes a bargain $4 million next season with club options for 2012 ($6 million), 2013 ($8 million) and 2014 ($8.75 million). None of those types of numbers would make the Yankees blink -- even for a middle reliever.

However, besides Jesus Montero, New York doesn't have impact players in their farm system. Catcher Austin Romine would be a good get for the Royals, but hardly the value the team needs for Soria. The Yankees were said to be dangling Ivan Nova, Zach McAllister and possibly Chamberlain for Dan Haren. A similar package may be enough to pry Soria from the Royals and make the Yankees even more of a favorite than they are today.

UPDATE: In an online chat, ESPN's Jayson Stark says the Yankees have at least discussed the possibility of sending Montero to Kansas City for Soria, which may be the only way this deal makes sense for the Royals -- unless the Yankees bring the Mets in to send Dayton Moore's crush, Jeff Francoeur,  to KC, which may not make baseball sense, but when has that stopped Moore? CoughAnkielCoughKendallCough

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:57 pm

Yankees making a bid for Soria

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Since: Nov 10, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2010 11:55 am

Yankees making a bid for Soria

Let them trade Montero for him then in the off season, the Bosox could make a deal with the Royals and get their catcher of the future. 

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2010 2:25 am

Yankees making a bid for Soria

Your hilarious and stupid......

Since: Jun 28, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:38 pm

Yankees making a bid for Soria

I could see no one blocked that cock from entering your ear cause fuck what you heard we are still the reigning champions and once we win our 28th Championship, we will start the 2011 Season as defending champs with Cliff Lee in our rotation and since I see you got something with Tampa I'll invite you up when lil CC gets presented his first ring 2012.  Man you could hate but don't talk stupid for the world to see.  Peace.

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:57 pm

Yankees making a bid for Soria

 Let me first start by saying, you are a moron! We came out better on the Cliff Lee deal. We will just sign him next year, and wont have to give up any prospects in doing so. Last time i checked, the Yankees are the best team in baseball. We dont need Cliff Lee or Haren this season. Jokes on you. Bwahahaha.

Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:34 pm

Yankees making a bid for Soria

See  Nuggz i gave you an e in your name and you didn't even deserve IT. That probably makes me illiterate, huh?

Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:32 pm

Yankees making a bid for Soria

Thanks,Slotz, someone who looks at the total picture and understands the business side of BB and who
can get a point accross without being a _ick, hey, nuggez? People please post informative things and
not hate filled BS. you only show your narrow mindedness. Now I respect the Rays and dislike the sox
but they are just opponents not mortal enemies.

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:02 pm

Yankees making a bid for Soria

If this report is true, I heard Kansas City denied Montero for Soria, but I think the Yankees should do whatever it takes besides Romine to get this deal done. Montero is a great bat, but I think scouts are concerned by his incident of not hustling and his defense despite his power bat. Throw McCalister in the deal because he is a good starter for a team like the Royals down the line. So, would the Mets participate in a 3 way trade with the Yankees? I don't think so, but the Mets can never seem to admit they have a problem. The Royals don't want to trade Soria it seems from what Jon Heyman is reporting, so I would say this has a 40 percent chance of happening. Scott Downs might be the more realistic option, but how about DAVID ROBERTSON in the 8th inning, not Joba.

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