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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

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Aug 2, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 2:03 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:55 pm
 

Yankees making a bid for Soria

Bwahahaha.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:54 pm
 

Yankees making a bid for Soria

Sounds like you got bitch slapped too often as a kid, nuggz.  You write and think like a reject.  Whoosh.
As for your points...who cares?  You don't make any good ones.  The Yankees have the best catcher prospects in baseball.  Ask around, bright boy.  More importantly, they have the best team, one that beats on Tampa whenever necessary and will do so in the playoffs, should Tampa make it that far.  Tampa's got a good team going nowhere, as they always get bitch slapped by a better one when it counts.  By the way, did Price's ERA double or triple the last time he pitched against the Yankees?  I can't remember.  i know he's a big time pitcher, though.
P.S. Did Carl Crawford already sign with the Yankees or does he have to wait till after the season?


TAMPA NUGGZ
Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:29 pm
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Since: Mar 8, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:03 pm
 

Yankees making a bid for Soria

Truth to what? The Rangers offered more prospects & the Mariners really wanted Smoak. I hardly call that a bitch slap. What will be a bitch slap is when the Yankees sign Lee in the offseason & he shuts the Rays down everytime he faces them. Arizona wanted way to much back for Harden & he cost more money than he's worth. Pettitte will be back, it's not like he's done for the season. Pedro will never pitch for the Yankees. Ever.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 12:24 pm
 

Yankees making a bid for Soria

It's not his weight but his head that's his problem.  He and A.J. need to sit down with a shrink and stop thinking so much and just pitch.  To be fair to Joba though we (the Yankees) really screwed him up.  When he came up in 07" all he had to do was throw the pitch that was called.  He wasn't asked to set up hitters use every pitch or conserve his pitch count.  Just check the sign, dial it up and throw.  You can see it in his face when he pitches.  Gone is the smile and in it's place is this bewildered blank look.  We need him to get starting out of his head, just rlax, and throw just two pitches with max effort.  Stop worrying about setting people up or pitch counts. 


TAMPA NUGGZ
Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 12:21 pm
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Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 12:16 pm
 

Joba-eating and drinking himself out of Majors

This clown is a house-HUGE! He obviously cannot manage himself. NO ONE wants a house on the mound. Hire a nutritionist and slim this idiot down.



Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Yankees making a bid for Soria

that was brilliant commentary Tampa Nuggz. i would like that 20 seconds of my life back now.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:55 am
 

Yankees making a bid for Soria

To give up anything for Lee now when we can get him later for a first round pick was and is stupid.  We are in first place with the best record in baseball.  We have three decent starting pitchers, one hurting, and one struggling, we don't need a starter.  As for Haren, he's a nice pitcher, but for what we would had to have given up to get him we can do better.  Soria is more of a need, not a starter. 


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