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Braves send Soriano to Rays

Posted on: December 10, 2009 10:51 am
Edited on: December 10, 2009 12:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Braves have agreed to trade reliever Rafael Soriano to the Rays, has confirmed.

The deal is awaiting a review of medical records. The Braves will receive pitcher Jesse Chavez from Tampa Bay, and sources said that Soriano will sign a one-year contract for about $7 million with the Rays to avoid salary arbitration.

Soriano, who saved 27 games and had a 2.97 ERA for Atlanta last year, fills Tampa Bay's need for a late-inning reliever.

Soriano accepted salary arbitration from the Braves on Monday night, but Atlanta had already signed both Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito. As it turned out, that decision worked out just fine for the Braves, who were able to unload Soriano's entire contract and also get a player in return. Chavez, a right-hander who appeared in 73 games for the Pirates in 2009, was acquired by the Rays last month in exchange for Akinori Iwamura.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 4:43 pm

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Posted on: December 31, 2011 6:26 am

Braves send Soriano to Rays

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 6:06 am

Braves send Soriano to Rays

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:40 pm

Braves send Soriano to Rays

Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:03 pm
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 4:24 am

Braves send Soriano to Rays

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Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2009 9:04 am

Braves send Soriano to Rays

Soriano will be the closer.  They are not paying him $7 million to be a setup man.

Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2009 8:57 am

Braves send Soriano to Rays

Soriano and Gonzales = unhealthy and inconsistent. Every time one of them would come into the 8th or 9th and give up a home run it made me want to puke, and they did it with consistency down the stretch when we were still in the running for the wildcard. I welcome Wags and Saito especially Wagner's intensity. Braves will add at least one power bat and with that crap 3 man rotation at best the Phillies have, the Phills will be chasing the Bravos all season long.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2009 8:51 am

Braves send Soriano to Rays

my mistake:  he gave up 6 HR not 25, he gave up a total of 25 runs in 75 innings.  However, he was 1-6 last year so he blew at least 7 games for the braves and most of this was in the 2nd half.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2009 8:46 am

Braves send Soriano to Rays

He was lights out early in the year, but something happened to him towards the end when the braves were making their run.. I remember the braves had a chance to finish before the all-star break at .500 after going the entire 1st half under .500.  Guess who the braves were chasing for the wild card?  The rockies.  Who were the braves playing the last series before the break?  The Rockies.  Braves had a chance to take 3/4 games in Colorado and had a ninth inning lead.  In comes Soriano who gets blasted and we lose.  After that, he wasn't the dominate closer anymore.  Look at the Florida Marlins series against the Braves in the 2nd half (another team in the chase) Soriano cost us at least 3 games; again 9th inning leads that he was set to close, but instead lost for the braves.  He gave up so many HR's during this stretch like it was going out of style.  I mean he had 2.97 ERA, but gave up 25 home runs in less than 80 innings.  As hot as the braves were playing, they could have had longer streaks and picked up more games in the 2nd half, but didn't and alot of it was because Soriano couldn't close and neither could Gonzo.  So I am happy to have Wagner and Saito.

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