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Soria's scoreless streak comes to an end

A ground ball just out of reach. A line drive mishandled in right field. A walk to a .145 hitter. A hanging curveball. It all added up to a nightmarish performance for Royals reliever Joakim Soria, who hadn't allowed a run previously this season in nine outings, but gave up four in the eighth inning Friday, allowing the Twins to wipe out a 4-2 deficit and win 6-4.
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Royals' Soria ready to put '16 behind him, rebound in '17

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Joakim Soria shouldn't have any issue with confidence, not with 202 career saves. Yet when he returned to Kansas City last season, given a three-year, $25 million deal to serve as the primary setup man for closer Wade Davis, his confidence appeared to be precisely the problem. He converted one save in eight chances. Only two relievers, Nate Jones of the White Sox...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Royals finalize 3-year, $25 million deal with Joakim Soria

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals finalized a $25 million, three-year deal with Joakim Soria on Thursday, reuniting the former All-Star reliever with the club where he spent his first five seasons.Soria will make $7 million next season, $8 million the following and $9 million in 2018, and can earn $1 million annually in performance bonuses as a closer and $3 million as a starting pitcher...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals, reliever Soria finalize three-year, $25 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals finalized a three-year, $25 million deal with Joakim Soria on Thursday, reuniting the former All-Star reliever with the club where he spent his first five seasons.Soria will make $7 million next season, $8 million the following and $9 million in 2018, with up to $4 million in incentives each year. A $10 million option for 2019 has a $1 million buyout...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals sign Joakim Soria for three years, $25 million

The Royals have been the example by which other teams strive to model their bullpen after. Their relief core has been hands down the best in baseball over the last three years. Unfortunately for them once dominant closer Greg Holland become a non-tender after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In an effort to compensate for that loss the Royals are close to signing right-handed reliever...
Via The Outside Corner
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Joakim Soria, Red Sox show mutual interest

Joakim Soria must have left an impression on Dave Dombrowski. The Red Sox met with Soria’s agent Tuesday night at the MLB General Managers Meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., a major league source told the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman on Wednesday. Nothing appears imminent, but the sides have mutual interest, according to Silverman. This supports a previous report from FOX Sports’...
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Evaluating the deadline moves

The Detroit Tigers made two moves at the trade deadline that made them potential locks for a return to the World Series. They added some help to a bullpen that is one of the worst in the American League and brought in a former Cy Young award winner to make the starting rotation scarier when it comes to the playoffs. Let’s evaluate each move the Tigers made. Relief pitcher Joakim...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Is bullpen set for World Series run

With the trade deadline ending in less than 24 hours, the Detroit Tigers have already made their big move that they hope will potentially help their bullpen. The question is though, is it enough to win the World Series? Late last week, the Tigers traded for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria in order to bring help to a bullpen that is in desperate need of stability. In return, the...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Re-evaluating Peavy and Soria

With just a few days remaining until the trade deadline, teams are desperately trying to fill holes in their lineups and pitching rotations to boost their chances of making the postseason. We’ve already seen a decent amount of trades, but the number is sure to increase as we inch closer to the July 31 deadline. The biggest names to be traded recently have to be Jake Peavy and Joakim...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Soria deal mean the Detroit Tigers are done?

We waited, and Dave Dombrowski delivered. We questioned, and Double D answered. We wanted, he got. Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski pulled the trigger on yet another trade deadline deal on Thursday, dealing two pitching prospects for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria. The move comes as a result of a bullpen that has struggled mightily, boasting a scary 4.37 ERA. Throw...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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