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Yanks get Mo's successor

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Sign Rafael Soriano for three years, $35 mill
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Holy shit.

    Everything I read said it wouldn't happen.

    BTW, the Rays will be terrible next year -- and I couldn't be happier.
  3. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    If this was a straight signing, at that price, and their top 2 picks, that's way too much. the only good part is that hopefully this means that they realize that Joba is a better option the Mitre in the rotation.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Anybody want to tell us again about how finances don't hurt the Rays?
  5. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    They get a couple picks out of this, don't they? I imagine they'll do what they have been doing the past couple years, since ditching their old GM - make good draft picks and seasonable decisions on contracts, and compete.

    I guess what I'm saying is that I'll always favor the more-capitalist, "spend whatever you want" nature of baseball vs. the forced parity and cap maneuvering of the NFL and NBA. If Premiere League owners are quite willing to lose tons of money simply for prestige in Europe, why are fans so worried about millionaires and billionaires like Tom Hicks losing their shirts when it comes to baseball FA? I've always been surprised how anti-player and inadvertently pro-owner many fans are.
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Fact: New acquisition Kyle Farnsworth accounts for 10 percent of the payroll at the moment.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Joba sucked during his time as a starter. Yankees will make him and Robertson the 7th inning guys, with Feliciano thrown in as the lefty guy.
  8. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    This is a terrible deal — Soriano has the ability to opt out after the first season. Why give up a first-round pick in what is supposed to be a stocked draft for potentially one year of a setup man?
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    ESPN.com had the Yankees suggesting the opt-out clauses, so that Soriano would have a chance to feel comfortable. They'll want to see if he has the makeup not only to be a closer in New York, but also to be the closer that ends up replacing Rivera.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'm in favor of teams earning their success rather than buying it. Expecting owners to lose massive amounts of money year after year just is not realistic. Just because Premiere League owners are stupid enough to do it doesn't mean MLB's owners have to.
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Three picks in first round, nine before the start of the second.

    The nine becomes 11 if Grant Balfour signs with a team in the bottom half of the first round, and 10 if he leaves.
  12. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I really wish the White Sox would have gone after him. This should turn out well for the Yanks.
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