Found November 01, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
It comes as absolutely no surprise to learn that Rafael Soriano has opted out of the final year of his contract with the New York Yankees. The fill in closer who performed admirably stepping in for Mariano Rivera had an option to opt out of the final year of his 3 year/$35 million contract he signed a couple of years ago. While it once was believed that New York would end up re-signing Soriano, that will likely no happen if his agent gets the deal he is seeking. Scott Boras represents Soriano. While many of his clients wind up having to wait for a contract later than you would expect, he generally gets them what they want. If that is going to be the case with Soriano, it will not come from the Yankees. New York is still waiting to see if Rivera can return in 2013. The all-time MLB saves leader has wavered as of late, but had originally said that he would not go out from an injury. He wanted to go out on his terms, leading many to believe that he would certainly return to pitch one m...
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