Originally written on Lady Loves Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Word on the street, courtesy of a recent Sportscenter segment by ESPN’s Buster Olney, is that the Detroit Tigers will be in hot pursuit of New York Yankees closer Rafael Soriano this off-season. 32-year old Soriano can opt out of his current 3-year, $35 million contract with the Yankees and here are three reasons why he is likely to do just that. First off because his agent is Scott Boras and a player doesn’t hire him to be a shoulder to cry on, but more to “show me the money.” Secondly, Soriano has proven he is a force in the ninth inning, and had no problem doing it on the biggest stage in baseball, the Bronx. And finally, other MLB teams than the Yankees have the money to pay him. But what might keep Soriano in the Bronx is a $14 million payday for 2013. The Yankees are on the books to pay Soriano that much money for next season, which is certainly more than he would make for one-year of service anywhere else. My guess is offers will probably come around 3-4 years, at around $25-...
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