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RAFAEL SORIANO RUMORS

Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Soriano Melts Down, Nats Blow Six-Run Lead

/vomits everywhere The Washington Nationals (57-46) led 6-0 in the sixth inning, but the Miami Marlins (52-53) scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings, including four off of Rafael Soriano, and grabbed the win, 7-6. With the utterly heartbreaking loss, the Nationals’ lead in the NL East is down to just a half game after the Atlanta Braves won earlier today. Not to...
Via The Nats Blog
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Soriano vows to turn down All-Star invite as replacement player after snub

Rafael Soriano is still steaming mad that he wasn't included among the names listed for the National League All-Star roster released on Sunday. In fact, his exclusion from the roster is being called one of the biggest snubs of the entire selection process.With that being said, Soriano has an excellent chance to earn a trip to the game as a roster replacement for another player...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball hits fan after tearing through backstop netting at Nationals game (Video)

A female fan in the front row behind home plate at Saturday's Washington Nationals game was hit in the shoulder by a baseball that somehow tore its way through the backstop netting. It happened in the top of the ninth inning as Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jerry Hairston Jr. fouled a pitch from Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano straight back of home plate. After hitting the...
Via Holdout Sports
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

About Rafael Soriano's entrance music, and chemistry...

(Photo of Raffy in the cold on Sunday in Viera by @djbinFl) On Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post Tweeted a link to a 2012 WSJ story about Rafael Soriano's entrance song: "El Rey de Monticulo—"The King of the Mound." The song is about Soriano, was written for Soriano by a family friend in the Dominican Republic, and features inspirational lyrics (in...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Adios Soriano

Ah… another day in Yankees Universe, as more disappointing news just keeps on coming. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As the Washington Nationals just cemented themselves as the favorites to win the 2013 World Series, and the reason is the new addition of now ex-Yankees closer Rafael Soriano to their bullpen. The Washington Post reports that Soriano will be pocketing ...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Soriano lands big money deal with Washington Nationals

Rafael Soriano and the Washington Nationals have reportedly agreed to a $28 million, two-year deal with a third-year vesting option for $14 million according to ESPN.   Please Click Here To Read This Story The post Rafael Soriano lands big money deal with Washington Nationals appeared first at Players View Dot Net
Via Players View
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Not Interested in Bringing Rafael Soriano Back

Although Rafael Soriano performed wonderfully for the New York Yankees in Mariano Rivera's absence, the club does not seem to keen on bringing him back.  Soriano turned down the club's qualifying offer this offseason to test the free agent market.  Now, after finding limited interest, Soriano may not even be able to return to New York. When asked about Rafael Soriano...
Via MLB Injury News
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Heyman: Soriano Likely To Opt-Out After Season

From Jon Heyman: There is a good chance Rafael Soriano will invoke his opt-out clause following a season in which he has been a savior for the Yankees, people familiar with the situation say. Soriano has a clause that allows him to walk away from the Yankees after this season rather than stay and make $14 million for 2013, and opting out would enable him to try to obtain a multi...
Via Sliding Into Home
September 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

Yankees: My plea for Soriano

The 2012 MLB season is as exciting as ever but thanks to the media to divert the attention, while at the same time putting Yankee Universe into a tizzy, about something that has nothing to do with the now. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So, it came as no surprise when I read, courtesy of CBSSports.com Jon Heyman, that the return of closer Rafael Soriano for 2013 was really...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
September 17, 2012  |  1 Comment
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