Rafael Soriano said he'd prefer to remain in a relief role, probably for the rest of his career.
"I just feel comfortable there," he said. "I want to be a closer, but I'll do anything they want." Unfortunately, it looks like the Mariners do want him to be a reliever. With his mid-90s fastball and hard slider, Soriano has the potential to be an outstanding starting pitcher. He'll be a dominant reliever, of course, but he won't be as valuable to the Mariners. It's uncertain when he'll get a chance to take over as a closer. It probably won't happen this year, but Soriano could get the job in 2005.
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Damage Inc. wrote:Soriano is right around where he should be
Too high for Lee
Way too high for Crosby
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