Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Soriano Goes to Nationals
Rafael Soriano has been signed to close for the Washington Nationals. Soriano signed for 2 years and $28 million, or $14 million per season. $14 million was exactly what the Yankees were planning on paying him next season before he opted out, but Soriano was smart. His opt out paid him $1.5 million from the Yankees, and then his two year contract gets him the $14 million he would have earned in 2013 and extends it into 2014. His $14 million makes him the highest paid closer in baseball right now, and second all time behind Mariano Rivera's $15 million a year deal. Would anyone have picked Soriano to be the second highest paid closer in the history of baseball two years ago? I wish him the best but good riddance. What a waste of money that signing has been. Even with what he did for the team last year, he was never worth the contract the Yankees paid him.