Rafael Soriano

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Soriano And The Rays Dark Horse Chances

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Soriano And The Rays Dark Horse Chances

    January 10, 2011 at 7:18 am 6 comments

    Brian Cashman appeared to make it clear that the Yankees would not sign Rafael Soriano when he said the Yankees “will not lose [their] No. 1 draft pick.” He went on to say that he would have given up the team’s top pick for Cliff Lee, but not for anybody […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Suitors For Soriano And A Contract Deadline For Three

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Suitors For Soriano And A Contract Deadline For Three

    January 5, 2011 at 8:00 am 11 comments

    Jon Heyman adds some clarity to the possibility of Rafael Soriano signing with the Yankees, something that has produced conflicting reports recently. Heyman says the Yankees interest likely hinges on Andy Pettitte. If Pettitte retires, Heyman says the Yankees “could go for Soriano.” But if Pettitte comes back for another […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Pursuit Of Brian Fuentes

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Rays Pursuit Of Brian Fuentes

    December 31, 2010 at 8:14 am 9 comments

    The Rays are one of several teams interested in signing lefty reliever Brian Fuentes. Ken Rosenthal says Fuentes is looking for $5 million per season and a multi-year deal. The Rays can probably afford $5 million, but we can’t imagine they offer more than a one-year deal plus an option. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Reliever That Looks A Lot Like An Old One

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Reliever That Looks A Lot Like An Old One

    December 17, 2010 at 7:41 am 5 comments

    The Rays found a relief pitcher. They signed Joel Peralta to a one-year deal for $900K. Peralta was non-tendered by the Nationals despite a 2.02 ERA (3.02 FIP) in 49 innings. And before anybody starts wondering if this is the next Joaquin Benoit, Sky Kalkman suggests he is more like […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Unalignment, Soriano’s Future And The Tampa Bay Remoras

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Unalignment, Soriano’s Future And The Tampa Bay Remoras

    December 12, 2010 at 11:02 am 9 comments

    Buster Olney thinks baseball should just get rid of divisions for the sake of competitive balance. The plan would call for the top 5 teams in each league to qualify for the playoffs. So rather than competing directly with the Red Sox and Yankees every year, the Rays would also […]

     
  • Saxon: Soriano Appears To Be Angels’ Top Target

    Saxon: Soriano Appears To Be Angels’ Top Target

    November 30, 2010 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    Mark Saxon reports that the Angels have have met with Scott Boras about several of his clients and that Rafael Soriano may be on top of their wishlist… Soriano appears to be the Angels’ top target among the Boras clients. They’re looking for a reliable closer so they can use […]

     
  • Rays Off-Season Rumors, An Update

    November 24, 2010 at 10:00 am 5 comments

    Now that the GM meetings are over we are two weeks from the winter meetings. Let’s recap all the Rays rumors we have heard so far. If there are any we are missing, please let us know in the comments… Carl Crawford: Crawford and the Angels are in “serious talks.” […]

     
  • Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP; 2 Rays In Top 7

    Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP; 2 Rays In Top 7

    November 24, 2010 at 9:00 am 2 comments

    Former Rays prospect Josh Hamilton was voted the 2010 American League MVP. He took 22 of the 28 first-place votes. Evan Longoria finished sixth showing up on 27 of the 28 ballots including two fourth-place votes. Carl Crawford was seventh, receiving votes from 21 of the 28 voters including one […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss

    November 24, 2010 at 7:13 am 6 comments

    The Rays offered arbitration to free agents Grant Balfour, Carl Crawford, Rafael Soriano, Randy Choate, Brad Hawpe, Joaquin Benoit and Chad Qualls. The Rays declined to offer arbitration to Dan Wheeler or Carlos Pena. Offering a free agent arbitration is necessary if the Rays want to receive draft pick compensation […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Roster Moves, Soriano’s Future And A Big Bucs Win

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Roster Moves, Soriano’s Future And A Big Bucs Win

    November 22, 2010 at 6:05 am 1 comment

    With the Rule 5 draft pending, the Rays made some roster moves this weekend (via Marc Topkin). First, they declined the option on Jose Ruiz, who had defected from Cuba. Ruiz, 1B, was considered a hot commodity before signing a cheap one-year deal with a four-year option. In addition, the […]