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January 14, 2011

Yankees Sign Rafael Soriano

by @ 8:04 am. Filed under 2011 Yankees

The Yankees shored up their pen and found a nice number two guy to complement Mariano Rivera when they signed Rafael Soriano to a three, $35 million deal.  That’s a lot of money to pay a setup guy but the Yankees also need some insurance with Rivera’s age becoming more and more of a factor.  Rivera is in the fold through 2012 and Soriano has an out in his contract and can move on after this first year if he doesn’t like setting up.

I like the deal although there is some risk money wise.  Then again. we’re talking about the Yankees so money isn’t always an object.  I like the idea of shortening games down to seven innings and guys like CC Sabathia don’t have to pitch as deep as in years past.  Of course the Yankees don’t have an out like Soriano does but if he pitches like he should then it’ll all work out.  Adding Soriano is just one more reason you’ll want to get your Yankees tickets as early as possible because this is another World Series team.

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