Thursday, January 20, 2011

Top 10 takeaways from the Yankees signing Rafael Soriano

10) GM Brian Cashman is totally offended at the team overspending for a player

9) Still emotionally scarred by the idea that Kerry Wood recently closed games for them

8) Three years and $35 million is a small price to pay for being able to avoid giving any young pitcher a shot

7) They are no longer lighting a candle in the window for Joba Chamberlain

6) When you get shut out on Cliff Lee, Matt Garza, Zach Greinke and Carl Pavano (yes, seriously, they even made him an offer), taking the best available arm means taking any best available arm regardless of role

5) Hal Steinbrenner is going to be here a lot longer than Cashman, and Soriano might as well

4) Someone might have actually checked Mariano Rivera's birth certificate

3) As the Orioles showed a few years ago, you can totally build a winning team around putting all of your money in the bullpen, since bullpen pitchers are much more predictable than starters

2) As Soriano is 72 for his last 79 in save opportunities, he's clearly here to learn how to close from Rivera

1) When your team defense is this old and creaking, getting as many outs from strikeouts is kind of necessary


Anonymous said...

Wood signed with the Cubs a couple weeks ago.

DMtShooter said...

Thanks; modified the joke. The scary thing is that I *knew* Wood signed with the Cubs, but just totally blanked on it while writing. Oh, senility's gonna be fun.

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