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Nats get Soriano!

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This deal had “owner-endorsed” written all over it. At $28 million for two years, it was a fairly expensive last-puzzle-piece statement by the team’s brass. The Nats now have Soriano, who saved 42 last season and 45 in 2010; Drew Storen, who saved 43 in 2011; and all-star Tyler Clippard, who saved 32 in ’12.

 

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Not sure of this move, not much of a fan of his or adding another right hander.

 

How will they shoe-horn him in to get some closing or late game ops with Clippard and Storen?

 

And H-Rod should be throwing 103mph wild pitches again by Spring Training.

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They have the resources and they continue to use them to try to get better.

I don't know if I specifically like Soriano - but if he returns to his form from TB, he will be a great pick up for them.

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Rizzo, might have a deal up his sleeve...clippard might be on the block, or storen.

 

It's pretty obvious one or two of those guys will be trade bait

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Soriano has to be the closer. They should move Storen for a lefty.

 

I'd rather keep storen and move clippard, they can get a lefty for morse.

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I'd rather keep storen and move clippard, they can get a lefty for morse.

 

True, I just don't like the history of closers moved to set up men, much like Soriano when he first came to the Yankees.

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Nats also lose their 2013 first round draft pick and since the Yankees made Soriano an offer earlier they get a 2013 first round supplemental round pick.

 

On another note, the closer market is absurd.

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On another note, the closer market is absurd.

 

Ironically for the most overrated position in MLB

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Soriano will earn about one third of his salary in 2013. He's got his so it's slack off time.

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Not sure of this move, not much of a fan of his or adding another right hander.

 

How will they shoe-horn him in to get some closing or late game ops with Clippard and Storen?

 

And H-Rod should be throwing 103mph wild pitches again by Spring Training.

 

I was scratching my head myself. This seems like overpay overkill.

 

I don't know all that much about the filthy ex-Yankee Soriano, other than the fact that he's pretty damn good.

 

But I do know that Storen and Clippard handle lefty batters quite effectively.

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