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RAFAEL SORIANO RUMORS

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The Nationals continue to tweak their roster in a deliberate off-season. Rafael Soriano will be the biggest “name” absent when they Nationals take the field in Florida in less than two months for the beginning of Spring Training. With Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard more than able to assume the close role, Nats GM Mike Rizzo is looking to fill the roster spot from the bottom up...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats part ways with LaRoche and Soriano

The Washington Nationals have declined to exercise 2015 contract options on 1B Adam LaRoche and closer Rafael Soriano.  Neither of these moves were considered to be surprising. For LaRoche, the decision was about money and lineup.  With a choice of paying LaRoche the $15 million option or paying $2 million for a buyout the Nats chose the buyout.  There likely was never any serious...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals could remove Rafael Soriano from closer role

Shaky would describe the recent efforts of Washington Nationals closer Rafael Sorinao. The veteran blew his second straight save on Friday night and over his last ten games has posted a 9.00 ERA and a 2.11 WHIP. Entering the All-Star break Soriano had a 0.67 ERA and had saved 22-of-24 chances. Since then things have gotten rough with manager Matt Williams saying after Friday’s...
Via Tireball.com
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Soriano Blows Lead, Nats Lose To Phillies In Extras

It looked like the Washington Nationals (79-60) had the win in the bag after a nearly flawless outing from Stephen Strasburg, an explosive offensive performance and a five run lead. Until all of that melted away into a blown save by Rafael Soriano, a nearly silenced offense and a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (65-75). In the ninth inning, Soriano entered with the score at...
Via The Nats Blog
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 17, 2014  |  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

WATCH: Fan slammed by security at Nats Park

And there's the video above (video by e_mcinerney13 on Instagram via @recordsANDradio) of a (Mets?) fan getting bodyslammed by Nats Park security after running onto the field in the 9th inning Friday night and running the bases. And here he is being escorted to jail by security, via @MJFlamini: Fan that jumped on the field and got DDT'D during 9th inning of Mets game being escorted...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giving Rafael Soriano Credit Where It’s Due

Like many Washington Nationals fans, I’ve been fairly brutal toward Rafael Soriano this season. I certainly harbor some left over frustration about his lackluster 2013 season, and any time he allows a walk or a runner to reach base, I have a “here we go again” mentality. So, I decided to look into his numbers to see if there was any logical reasons for this thought process...
Via The Nats Blog
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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