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#1 Norman

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

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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#2 Jeebus

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

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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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

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

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

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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#5 bmore_ken

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

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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#6 HAIL2BNG

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Soriano has to be the closer. They should move Storen for a lefty.
Its no surprise that the SSA is a mess when they hire economists with pea brains.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

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.

#8 HAIL2BNG

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

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.
Its no surprise that the SSA is a mess when they hire economists with pea brains.

#9 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

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.

#10 bmore_ken

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

On another note, the closer market is absurd.


Ironically for the most overrated position in MLB
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

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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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

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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