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Surprise! Cubs sign Rafael Soriano to minor league deal

By Ian Casselberry If you had the Chicago Cubs as the team reliever Rafael Soriano would sign with in your office pool, congratulations. (Some office out there was running such a pool, right?) As first reported by the Washington Post’s James Wagner on Tuesday, the 35-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Cubs with a base salary of $4.1 million and an opportunity to double...
Via The Outside Corner
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays should sign Rafael Soriano

By Liam McGuire Rafael Soriano inexplicably remains on the free agent market unsigned after failing to agree to terms with any teams this offseason. It’s bizarre. Soriano is coming off a season with the Nationals where he posted 30 saves, a healthy 3.19 ERA and 8.6 SO/9 against just 2.8 BB/9. He’s still a pretty good relief pitcher, and many teams could use his services. ...
Via The Outside Corner
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Soriano: The Last Man Standing

At this point, it only makes sense to talk about Rafael Soriano. That’s not something you hear every day, but it makes sense to talk about Rafael Soriano because these are the remaining names that currently populate our free agent depth charts: Ryan Doumit Brett Hayes Lyle Overbay Rafael Furcal Chris Nelson Scott Hairston Tony […]
Via Fangraphs
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees:- Five Remaning Free Agents The Yankees Should Consider

Rafael Soriano #29 of the New York Yankees pitches in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit:- Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) With spring training less than two months away, this is typically the time when teams fill out the complimentary roles of their ball club. This year is a bit of...
Via The Sports Journal
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

K-Rod, Soriano remain free agents; do the Mets need a veteran arm?

The New York Mets’ projected bullpen has the potential to be ranked among the league’s best come the end of the season. But baseball, like life, makes no promises. Especially when talking about relievers. While the club’s premier flame-throwers may perform well enough to look back and deem this writing useless, there remains the possibility that the team will need a veteran...
Via Around Citi
January 11, 2015  |  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...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Williams says Nats will ‘address’ their closer situation after yet another blown save by Soriano

The jig may be up for Nationals closer Rafael Soriano after his seventh blown save of the season came in dramatic fashion on Friday night, leading to a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings. The Nationals lead 7-4 entering the ninth inning. Manager Matt Williams confirmed a change will be address, per Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Matt Williams, on whether...
Via KCM Sports
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...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video of a fan in a bear suit during Saturday's Nats-Padres game

We'd be remiss if we didn't make note of the fan in a bear suit who made an appearance on TV during Saturday night's Nats-Padres game, dancing and carrying on in the stands, long before Rafael Soriano blew a 3-2 lead in the 9th. Weird night. MASN's FP Santangelo and Bob Carpenter got into it, especially once the obligatory Aaron Barrett / Guy in Bear suit split screen: ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 09, 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

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