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  • 1/15/13
  • RoccoBuruffi

Nationals To Sign Rafael Soriano
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [January 15 at 1:23pm CST]

The Nationals agreed to sign Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28MM contract, Yahoo's Jeff Passan r

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  • ericg75
Plus a vesting option for a 3rd year. Yikes.
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  • RoccoBuruffi
Well, that was pretty much his asking price from the beginning. Somebody was going to give it to him.
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  • baseislife

Looks like Boros has found a new whippin' boy.

Well, that stakes them better, and gives more credence that Jason Werth will win a another WS before the Tigers.

All that said, I'd still rather have Rauch for less than a quarter of the cash. Glad to see Soroino off the table. Washington will be glad they got him, I think.

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  • ericg75

<<Glad to see Soroino off the table.>>

Me too. Puts an end to the speculation that it would be the Tigers overpaying for him.

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  • baseislife

They need him more.....maybe.

Nats lost Burnett. They still need a lefty in the pen, but Soriano will surely shore them up some.

They are in a tighter race to win their division. (at least on paper)

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  • CopaMedium
Not a bad deal for either party.
His vesting clause for 2015 is not an easy reach. Rafael must finish a combined 120 games in the next two seasons. He's never finished more than 108 prior.
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  • Mr Wert
Do you think they'd trade Tyler Clippard now? 32 saves last year. Pretty lively arm. Wears glasses as I recall. Pitchers who wear glasses have always been good. Name me a pitcher who wore glasses who wasn't good. Fred Gladding was good.
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  • ericg75

<<Name me a pitcher who wore glasses who wasn't good.>>

Nate Robertson.

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  • ericg75
Touche.
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  • CopaMedium
Nate just signed a Minor League deal and a spring training invite with someone.
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  • tyger01
A guy named Jason Powell pitched on my softball team back in the early 80's, and had an ERA of over 17.00...Thats not very good. He blamed it on the glasses. I blamed it on drinkin to much Stroh's before the games.
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  • bobrob2004
Great now we can stop all those "Soriano to Detroit" speculations.
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  • CopaMedium
I miss the Old Strohs on tap from Detroit. That was the only way I would drink it. When the Brewery closed and went to Pennsylvania, the taste change noticeably.
Went from yum to yuck.
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  • tyger01
I agree rmsj...The taste DID change considerably, and went to yuk.....When it was brewed in Detroit, there was nothing better than a case of ice cold long kneck Stroh's right out of the cooler on a hot summer day setting on my patio and listen to Ernie...God, those were the days my friend.
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  • Mr Wert

Those are not glasses.

Those are goggles.

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  • TiggerBounce
Why would he be wearing goggles? Was he fixin' to go snokeling?
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  • jd40mm
My dad grew up in Detroit and was a loyal Stroh's man until they moved, then he quit drinking it on the spot. The local pride was gone.
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