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Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

Posted on: December 16, 2010 4:24 pm
Rafael Soriano Today's edition of "Yankees/Red Sox punch-counterpunch" features the back end of the bullpen. The Red Sox have apparently gone and gotten themselves a second closer, and a New York Daily News report says the Yankees are considering doing the same thing.

A source tells the paper the Yankees are having "very, very preliminary" discussions about bringing Rafael Soriano aboard as the world's most expensive setup man and heir apparent to Mariano Rivera. The top name in what has turned out to be an extremely lucrative market for relievers, Soriano and agent Scott Boras are thought to be asking for four years and huge money -- undoubtedly more than $10 million a year. That's a lot of cabbage to pitch the eighth inning.

"They don’t know where Boras is going to take this,” the source told the Daily News. "They’re not going to go crazy."

"Crazy" is probably what it's going to take to sign Soriano, 31, who converted 45 of 48 save opportunities for the Rays last season while posting a 1.73 ERA.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:40 am

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

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Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 5:14 pm

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

Great news for Yankees fans. Now, what about innings 1-7 when Sabathia and Hughes aren't pitching? Just need 3 more starting pitchers, or 21 more set-up men.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 3:50 pm

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

Time for the Red Saxw to swoop in nad sign him!  Go for it Theo your not buying a penant now are you??????? 

Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:43 am

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

Is already been stated by him that Soriano wants to close games. The Yankees are getting used once again to drive the price up on every single player on the FA market. You should feel dirty.

Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:37 am

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

This might sound crazy but I don't see Riviera playing out the 2 years.  Gut feeling is he will have a mediocre year this year and will start having arm trouble.  Having Soriano there is not only insurance it is continuity.  Remmber Riviera's predecessor, Wetlands-very good closer.  He was finished and lo and behold his 8th inning guy became a Hall of Famer. 

Joba should be traded in my opinion.  As someone said, he is now a head case with alot of potential.  Alot of those guys around.  Actually surprised they let Wood go.  Don't know details but I thought he could have been a great backup to Riviera, maybe better than Soriano.

Sox getting Jenks was totally nonsensical.  He isn't even that good anymore.  That wasn't their problem last year; it was something called age and injury.  They are getting better very quickly in field and at bat. 

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2010 10:57 pm

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

What does kerry Wood have to do with anything? He's not a setup man or a closer anymore..he's just an arm outta the pen..Soriano is a closer now.the yankees i could see going after him just cuz the Red Sox picked up Jenks..So far they've done nothing! Letting guys like Guerrier, Crain get away W/O offers was dumb..the twins had an excellent bullpen..Why not try balfour? they need reliable 7th-8th inning guys. Chamberlain is clearly a head case now. Some guys just go out there and throw the damn ball.Others need to be coddled like Joba. Hey.. They did sign Prior though!!! WOW! It's WS all the way now!!!! Also, we kept overpaid worthless uselsss Jeter..As long as he's filthy rich we should all be happy...The Yanks are letting Bosox fly right past them.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:33 pm

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

That would be true if Kerry Wood hadn't already signed with the Cubs for less money.

Since: Aug 22, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:19 pm

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

I am not a yankee fan but thats not expensive for a closer who has proven himself the last 4 years. Has been pretty consistent.

Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 5:31 pm

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

wow  hes expensive.  Scott boras has a lot of power and a lot of great players but if he doesnt lower the prie on soriano, then i mean how many teams are a possibility for him?  5 maybe that can afford him and maybe 2 that could use him?  The red sox dont need him.  The angels have a pretty good BP.  The yankees and rangers maybe but the rangers have good pitching and the yankees probably dont want to spend a ton more money especially if they want to make a big splash in the winter in terms of trading for a good pitcher so i really cant see hiim going too many places asking for that much money.  I think 4 years is a good amount.  Relievers can be good in older age but the money is high. 

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 5:27 pm

Yankees 'exploring' Soriano option?

Soriano is alot better than a long shot...and having 2 or 3 years of shut down 8th and 9th innings would be this move!!!!!

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