Nationals To Sign Rafael Soriano

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Posted: 1/15/2013 4:39:07 PM
2 years...$28 million with a $14 million 2015 option that kicks in if he finishes 120+ games in those 2 years.

He's certainly solid and should do very well. I liked that the Yankees hardballed him and didn't negotiate with Boras after he opted out...but I still would have liked him in that bullpen.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 7:15:39 PM
Should pitch well for the Nationals and bring some clubhouse leadership too.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:14:52 PM
Interesting breakdown of his contract...

$7 million in 2013
$7 million in 2014

And the final $14 million will be in deferred payments from 2018-2025. Not a bad way to go about things. Assure yourself of having money coming in for the next 10 years.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:48:18 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sparky10191:

Interesting breakdown of his contract...

$7 million in 2013
$7 million in 2014

And the final $14 million will be in deferred payments from 2018-2025. Not a bad way to go about things. Assure yourself of having money coming in for the next 10 years.



I'm sure Boras gets his full commission up front.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:57:20 PM
What do you think Boras ate for dinner?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:14:42 AM

I just have to ask something. WTF is the big deal with hating Scott Boras? The man is an agent, hired to do a specific job, which he must do well since he seems to have satisfied clients. This is basically a gambling website and Boras has absolutely nothing to do with who wins or loses games. If owners and GM's choose to throw money on the table with scoop shovels is he supposed to say "Oh NO! My boy isn't worth that kind of jack!" Not one person on this site or any other can point out a specific incident in which Boras held a gun to someone's head and then they failed to reprt it to the police. Owners and GM's do not have to pay what Boras asks for his clients, THEY DO IT WILLINGLY. There are, literally, thousands of players they could hire for less, if that is what they wanted to do. There is no thievery involved here and hating Boras is about the least productive thing you can do in an effort to win MLB bets, so why waste your time on it?

 

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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:21:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by KeyElement:

I just have to ask something. WTF is the big deal with hating Scott Boras? The man is an agent, hired to do a specific job, which he must do well since he seems to have satisfied clients. This is basically a gambling website and Boras has absolutely nothing to do with who wins or loses games. If owners and GM's choose to throw money on the table with scoop shovels is he supposed to say "Oh NO! My boy isn't worth that kind of jack!" Not one person on this site or any other can point out a specific incident in which Boras held a gun to someone's head and then they failed to reprt it to the police. Owners and GM's do not have to pay what Boras asks for his clients, THEY DO IT WILLINGLY. There are, literally, thousands of players they could hire for less, if that is what they wanted to do. There is no thievery involved here and hating Boras is about the least productive thing you can do in an effort to win MLB bets, so why waste your time on it?

 


Everyone hates him because he plays games. Always throws around that "mystery team" that's in on his player. Holds out for a long time for the best possible contract. And will advise his clients to do the unpopular thing like opt out of a solid deal to get more (like Soriano).

With all that said...I don't hate him either because if I was a player...I'd want that too. As a fan...I can understand hating his antics and the way he overhypes everyone...but he's doing his job and is damn good at doing so.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:53:00 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sparky10191:


Everyone hates him because he plays games. Always throws around that "mystery team" that's in on his player. Holds out for a long time for the best possible contract. And will advise his clients to do the unpopular thing like opt out of a solid deal to get more (like Soriano).

With all that said...I don't hate him either because if I was a player...I'd want that too. As a fan...I can understand hating his antics and the way he overhypes everyone...but he's doing his job and is damn good at doing so.
Everything you mention (if true) is a problem for owners and GM's, not fans, so why wallow in the mud? Not focusing on the task at hand (picking winners) is an exercise in futility.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:44:18 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by cardifkill:

What do you think Boras ate for dinner?

It wasn't at McDonalds....

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