Originally posted on Nationals Enquirer  |  Last updated 1/17/13
Your browser does not support iframes. So the Nationals unveiled Rafael Soriano at Nationals Park today, and Mike Rizzo left no doubt about who will be closing games this year for the Nationals (video above via CSNWashington.com): "Raffy's here to pitch the ninth inning." The $28 million was another tipoff. Rizzo went on to say that The Implosion in Game 5 had nothing to do with the decision to sign Soriano. Pffffft!: "By no means (was) the signing of Rafael Soriano based on one inning and one game at the end of the season. (Storen's) a young closer that was thrust into the closer role as a very young man and a very young major leaguer. We feel that we benefit having Sori on the club. Not only by pitching the ninth inning, but also by mentoring a good young potential young closer in Drew Storen." (Mike Rizzo, via MASNSports.com, 1/17/2013) (Screencap via MASNSports.com video) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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