Rafael Soriano

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss What It Would Take To Sign Johnny Damon

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss What It Would Take To Sign Johnny Damon

    February 10, 2010 at 8:45 am 10 comments

    Earlier this week, Andrew Friedman said the Rays will continue to monitor the market. The big name that the Rays have been linked to is Johnny Damon. Recently we speculated that this was evidence that the Rays are still trying to trade Pat Burrell, as the Rays would not be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Annapolis Grads And Friedman And Silverman On The Radio

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Annapolis Grads And Friedman And Silverman On The Radio

    February 9, 2010 at 8:04 am 5 comments

    My dad (Prof’s Pop) is a graduate of the Naval Academy (Class of ’68). He passed along this note for any other Navy alum in the Bay Area… NAVY ALUMNI: Join us FRIDAY evening MAY 14th VS Seattle Mariners. Last year we witnessed the largest comeback in Rays history vs […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Class, Montoyo’s Hardware And The Fail Of Closer Committees

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki’s Class, Montoyo’s Hardware And The Fail Of Closer Committees

    December 14, 2009 at 8:11 am 6 comments

    Akinori Iwamura took out a full-page ad in the Sunday St. Pete Times (click on image to see a larger versions), thanking the Tampa Bay Rays and their fans. Classy move by a classy guy. In related news, the guy that sold the full-page ad was taken to the hospital […]

     
  • Rafael Soriano: What To Like And Why We Are Still Worried

    Rafael Soriano: What To Like And Why We Are Still Worried

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 am 13 comments

    Despite Stuart Sternberg’s assertion that “The bank is full…There is no $7 million closer showing up,” a $7 million closer just showed up. The Rays traded Jesse Chavez (received last month for Aki Iwamura) to the Braves for Rafael Soriano. In order to complete the deal, the Rays and Soriano […]

     
  • Winter Meetings Day 4: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    Winter Meetings Day 4: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    December 10, 2009 at 8:09 am 20 comments

    [4:08pm] And of course now we get Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports saying (via Twitter) that if a Milton Bradley deal is close, it is not to the Rays. [3:02pm] Now that the deal for Soriano looks finalized, we can get back to the endless rumormongering about Milton Bradley. And Bob […]

     
  • Rays Acquire Soriano From Braves

    Rays Acquire Soriano From Braves

    December 10, 2009 at 7:47 am 9 comments

    [12:53pm] There was a report that Soriano’s deal is non-guaranteed. That is not correct. It is guaranteed. Had Soriano gone to arbitration the contract would have been non-guaranteed as are all contracts for free agents that accept (and go to) arbitration. [12:09pm] Ken Rosenthal says (via Twitter) the Rays and […]

     
  • Winter Meetings Day 3: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    Winter Meetings Day 3: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    December 9, 2009 at 8:41 am 13 comments

    [7:35pm] Mark Bowman says that the Braves spoke with “at least six clubs” today about Rafael Soriano, and that they don’t consider the Rays the frontrunners. [6:20pm] Marc Topkin reports that Rafael Soriano has yet to approve a trade to the Rays. And then there is this from Topkin’s Twitter: […]