Joakim Soria Willing To Set Up For The Yankees

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Sparky10191 PM Sparky10191
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Posted: 11/5/2012 11:09:59 PM
Oscar Suarez, the agent for Joakim Soria, has recieved calls from eight contending teams expressing interest in his client, writes Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. Suarez has yet to hear from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, but says Soria would be more than willing to pitch in a setup role for his idol, Mariano Rivera:

"If the Yankees call, we will be all ears," Soria's agent, Oscuar Suarez, said by phone Monday. "If there is a fit, Joakim would be elated to work with Mo. He would close everywhere except there."

Suarez tells Marchand that Soria is "not a greedy individual," and he could envision his client signing quickly if the right situation arises. Soria's preference is to sign with a contending team. According to Suarez, Soria will be able to participate in Spring Training but is unlikely to pitch in a Major League game until May next season.



That's certainly an interesting note. If Soriano goes elsewhere and Soria is willing to take a pay cut/incentive based contract, I wonder if the Yanks will be interested. 
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Posted: 11/6/2012 11:33:31 AM
Nice post Sparky.
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Posted: 11/6/2012 1:45:01 PM
He will want the big $ to close IMO!
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Posted: 11/6/2012 2:17:09 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jsab:

He will want the big $ to close IMO!


He is coming off an injury...maybe if he signs a one year contract and in 2014. Rivera is his idol though...and all those years pitching for the Royals...he might have a chance to win now.
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Posted: 11/6/2012 3:18:56 PM

Soria won't be ready to pitch until June.....that is his prognosis right now.

He shouldn't be too expensive, he'll be willing to sign an incentive-laden deal. Not sure why the Yankees would want him, isn't Robertson a pretty solid set-up guy?

 

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Sparky10191 PM Sparky10191
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QUOTE Originally Posted by mmac66:

Soria won't be ready to pitch until June.....that is his prognosis right now.

He shouldn't be too expensive, he'll be willing to sign an incentive-laden deal. Not sure why the Yankees would want him, isn't Robertson a pretty solid set-up guy?

 


Well like this says...Cashman has yet to contact them. So maybe they have no interest at all. As for Robertson...despite his numbers...he scares the garbage out of me every time he pitches. Strikes out a garbage load of batters but gets a lot of men on base. In 2011 I think he set a record for most consecutive strikeouts with the bases loaded. At least 9 straight batters he struck out with the bases loaded. The problem was...he was the one who loaded the bases. So it's bitter sweet.
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Posted: 11/6/2012 5:53:07 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sparky10191:


Well like this says...Cashman has yet to contact them. So maybe they have no interest at all. As for Robertson...despite his numbers...he scares the garbage out of me every time he pitches. Strikes out a garbage load of batters but gets a lot of men on base. In 2011 I think he set a record for most consecutive strikeouts with the bases loaded. At least 9 straight batters he struck out with the bases loaded. The problem was...he was the one who loaded the bases. So it's bitter sweet.

I  always thought Robertson's numbers (ERA, WHIP, K/BB) were really good......but I haven't looked lately and could be wrong.

Regardless, Soria is a solid guy and well respected by the KC organization. He would be a great addition for the Yanks if this comes to pass, provided he is healthy.

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Posted: 11/6/2012 6:46:59 PM
Maybe it's just because I watch him enough and just never feel comfortable when he comes in. And if the Yankees gave Soria a chance...and if this is Mo's last season...Soria could be his successor.

I just don't want to see Robertson as the Yankees' future closer from what I've seen from him in the past. He's definitely an above average reliever but there's just something about him.
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