Originally written January 30, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
photo courtesy of: Keith Allison The Washington Nationals’ signing of Rafael Soriano proves they mean business for 2013.  As many fantasy owners out there remember from 2012, the Nationals started their season with Drew Storen set to be their closer until he was sidelined and required surgery to remove bone fragments from his throwing elbow.  The Nationals’ wound up giving the ball to Tyler Clippard, who some 2011 fantasy owners likely had on their rosters for his incredible 10.6 strikeouts/9 innings as a set-up man to Storen.  Now enter Rafael Soriano, who just signed for a huge $28 million over two seasons with an option for a third.  The contract alone silenced all speculation as to whether he will be the closer or not.  Soriano is the Nationals’ closer for 2013. This signing can and will impact Nationals’ and potentially other teams’ players fantasy impact in several ways.  Let’s take a look at how Soriano should transition from the AL East back to his old stomping grounds, the ...
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