Here to weigh in on the Rafael Soriano signing is Chris Needham from the once-great Nats blog Capitol Punishment.
So the Nats signed Rafael Soriano today. Wait, what? Why’d they need another closer? That’s right, you’ve blacked out Pete Farking Kozma. That’s why. Sorry to bring that up … but sometimes we need to confront our nightmares.
Think through your head all the downsides to this signing. I’ll wait here while you make a list.
Got it? I bet I know what’s on your list.
Money? Ha. Whatever, dude. Team’s loaded. They’re printing money, even with a $120 million payroll. Besides, you told me a few years ago that $50 million in 2007 was necessary to support bigger payrolls when we were winning. Boom. Your argument is invalid.
What number would make you happy? You’d have been OK with $10 per, I bet. What’s $4 million per? Nothing for this team. They probably made that much in Game 5 alone.
I know what else is on your list: draft picks. Yawn. We’re drafting low anyway. Besides, you keep t