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Rafael Soriano signs a 2-year, $28 million deal with the Nationals

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Rafael Soriano is officially not coming back to the Yankees next year as the closer has signed a two-year, $28 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The deal also includes a vesting option for a third year worth another $14 million that will kick in if he finishes a ...

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Rumor: Yankees would be interested if Soriano’s price tag drops low enough

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The Yankees turned down Scott Boras' one-year offer for Rafael Soriano, but that doesn't mean they are definitely against re-signing him. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com, they have not completely closed the door on the idea and a source said they were simply not interested "right now." Soriano missed out on $12.5 million of the ...

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Rumor: Yankees rejected 1-year offer from Rafael Soriano’s agent

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About a month ago Scott Boras asked the Yankees if they'd consider re-signing Rafael Soriano to a one-year deal and were flatly rejected, according to Bob Klapisch of the Bergin Record. Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Yankees would rather have the draft pick and the draft slot dollars than Soriano no matter how cheap ...

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Where the 2012 Yankees got value and where they over spent

The Yankees spent over $200 million on their roster last year, but that money is only good if they got what they paid for. So using FanGraphs' value system I took a look at how the Yankees spent their money, where they spent wisely, where they broke even, and where they got ripped off to ...

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Rumor: Yankees happy Soriano opted-out of contract

Typically when a team's closer who is coming off a season with a 2.26 ERA, a 9.2 K/9, who held opponents to a .639 OPS the previous season would be upset if that pitcher opted out of the final year of his contract. Not the Yankees. At least not according to Joel Sherman of the NY ...

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Swisher and Soriano rejected Yankees qualifying offers

Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano have officially rejected their $13.3 million qualifying offers they got from the Yankees, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News. Hiroki Kuroda has not yet rejected his offer, but he is expected to by the 5:00 p.m. deadline. The Yankees will get sandwich picks between the 1st and 2nd ...

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Rumor: Soriano will also decline his qualifying offer

It's already expected that Nick Swisher will decline his qualifying offer before the deadline at 5:00 p.m. tonight and it look like Rafael Soriano will join him. Soriano is expected to decline the $13.3 million offer, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. This doesn't necessarily put an end to his Yankees career, but it does ...

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Yankees’ Mariano Rivera will return in 2013

Whew! There were suggestions that Mariano Rivera might retire, but lucky for us they are not true. Erik Boland of Newsday reported this morning that Rivera called Yankees GM Brian Cashman yesterday and told him that he wanted to come back next year. “Mo called me yesterday and said he wants to pitch again in 2013,” Cashman ...

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