Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yankees "Not In" on Rafael Soriano

The Yankees have their closer, and apparently are not looking to pay closer money to would-be relievers.

Thus, Joel Sherman tweets that the Yankees are "not in" on the Rafael Soriano bidding. Soriano, who pitched for the Rays last season, is a closer and a damn good one. But the Yankees would only sign him as a reliever to be the set-up man for Mariano Rivera and Soriano is seeking closer-type money. Brian Cashman has made it clear that he will not overspend for relievers and so, this signing will never come to pass. It's too bad though, because a Soriano-Rivera pairing would resemble the good ol'days of the Tom Gordon-Rivera era, when "Flash" struck out batters left and right.

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