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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:27 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Even if you had the financial resources of the Yankees why would you ever pay a middle reliever $10+ million a year? 8-o




Boras is the man. Who were the Yankees even bidding against?


Knowing Boras is was mystery team #1 and mystery team #2.

If he gets Manny the money he wants I'm conviced Boras has magical powers.
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:29 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:Dear Yankees


Thanks for the 2 picks. ;-D


So the count is currently 9 first round picks and counting right? 8-o

Terrible signing by the Yankees but they're playing with monopoly money. I guess Joba rules are completely dead. :-b
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:30 pm

hmm isn't soriano a pretty high risk injury reliever? i bet he goes on the DL at least once in '11.
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:04 pm

Skin Blues wrote:I realize that the Yankees don't care all that much about money, but for the amount they wasted on Soriano they could have added both JJ Putz and Scott Downs with 35,000 Benjamins left over to wipe their asses with for the next 3 years. And honestly I'd rather have either Downs or Putz than Soriano.


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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby Skin Blues » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:31 pm

36th POTUS at your service.
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby DoctaDre » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:02 pm

Is it just me or did soriano seem to be hard to figure out?

He was inconsistent as ever when I watched him play for the Braves, an NL team mind you.
Goes to Rays, shuts the door 45/48 times, playing in a loaded AL east division.

I can't get a good read on this guy. Will he be successful in the pinstripes? he has shown he can blow a lead with a few pitches(I've seen plenty of blown saves,ty bobby jenks) or you don't even have to worry with the bases loaded with no outs and a 1 run lead.

Is this just an act to counter bosox's jenks + papelbon combo? Not like that combo needed a counter... redsox got twice as many chances to blow a lead now.

I personally think that stadium is going to treat soriano with the good and the bad.
Losing picks to sign this guy from the rays was idiotic imo... Rays certainly know how to draft good talent and they will use it very well.
the money obviously doesn't matter, yanks basically have their own treasury to print money.
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby Skin Blues » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:14 pm

It's not just Papelbon and Jenks. Bard and Wheeler are just as good. Those four trump the Yanks' duo in everything but salary. This smokescreen shouldn't fool any fans into thinking the pitching situation is in anything but dire straights unless Pettitte comes back or they bite the bullet on Pavano.
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:22 am

kimchi_chigae wrote:
Skin Blues wrote:I realize that the Yankees don't care all that much about money, but for the amount they wasted on Soriano they could have added both JJ Putz and Scott Downs with 35,000 Benjamins left over to wipe their asses with for the next 3 years. And honestly I'd rather have either Downs or Putz than Soriano.


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I thought the same but I think it is just a avatar coincidence.
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby DaSh 1s » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:44 pm

Skin Blues wrote:It's not just Papelbon and Jenks. Bard and Wheeler are just as good. Those four trump the Yanks' duo in everything but salary. This smokescreen shouldn't fool any fans into thinking the pitching situation is in anything but dire straights unless Pettitte comes back or they bite the bullet on Pavano.

Wait....Papelbon and Jenks are good relievers?
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Re: Soriano Not Closing

Postby DoctaDre » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:49 pm

Skin Blues wrote:It's not just Papelbon and Jenks. Bard and Wheeler are just as good. Those four trump the Yanks' duo in everything but salary. This smokescreen shouldn't fool any fans into thinking the pitching situation is in anything but dire straights unless Pettitte comes back or they bite the bullet on Pavano.


Mariano Rivera > Papelbon and Jenks combined....
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