Posts Tagged "Rafael Soriano"
Soriano is expected to decline the qualifying offer and look for a multi-year deal in free agency. - Rotoworld

Soriano is expected to decline the qualifying offer and look for a multi-year deal in free agency. - Rotoworld

There are plenty of questions to ask about Joe Girardi’s management last night (starting with: has anyone seen Joba Chamberlain anywhere? Someone want to check under the clubhouse sofa cushions?), including his choice to go to Soriano at the most crucial point of a one-run game (current ERA: 7.84), and, although it didn’t matter in the end, following him with Boone Logan and Buddy “Who?” Carlyle. Never trust anyone named Buddy, my mother didn’t used to tell me but probably should have.

Continue reading… BronxBanter

Goodnight and Good Luck

New York Yankees pitchers Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera walk from the clubhouse to the field at the team’s spring training camp.

inothernews:

QUITE A RELIEF  Rafael Soriano, who converted 45 of 48 save opportunities for the Tampa Bay Rays last year and was one of the top relievers in the major leagues, signed a three-year, $35 million deal with the Yankees, where he will serve as the setup man for closer Mariano Rivera.  (Photo: Barton Silverman for the New York Times; caption via the Times)

Yankees agree to terms with Rafael Soriano

Deal is thought to be for about $35 million for 3 yrs.

The deal is creative and provides for flexibility. Soriano can opt out after either 1 year or 2 years.

Soriano will serve mostly as Mariano Rivera’s apprentice for 2 years with him as the heir apparent if all goes well.

- @SI_JonHeyman