Originally written January 16, 2013 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Ah… another day in Yankees Universe, as more disappointing news just keeps on coming. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As the Washington Nationals just cemented themselves as the favorites to win the 2013 World Series, and the reason is the new addition of now ex-Yankees closer Rafael Soriano to their bullpen. The Washington Post reports that Soriano will be pocketing $28 million over the next two-seasons with a vesting option for a third. And let me tell you Soriano will earn every penny, as the guy is that good and will be a difference maker down in DC. Soriano will join current closer Drew Storen, and 2011 all-star reliever Tyler Clippard, who saved 32-games last year, in the Nationals bullpen. The Nationals were clearly not happy with their quick departure from the 2012 NLDS, thanks to the bullpen having a meltdown. So by adding Soriano, the Nationals ownership is sending a clear-cut message that they want to win now. And trust me when I say having Soriano will pay in di...
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