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RAFAEL SORIANO RUMORS

Nationals could remove Rafael Soriano from closer role

Shaky would describe the recent efforts of Washington Nationals closer Rafael Sorinao. The veteran blew his second straight save on Friday night and over his last ten games has posted a 9.00 ERA and a 2.11 WHIP. Entering the All-Star break Soriano had a 0.67 ERA and had saved 22-of-24 chances. Since then things have gotten rough with manager Matt Williams saying after Friday’s...
Via Tireball.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Soriano Blows Lead, Nats Lose To Phillies In Extras

It looked like the Washington Nationals (79-60) had the win in the bag after a nearly flawless outing from Stephen Strasburg, an explosive offensive performance and a five run lead. Until all of that melted away into a blown save by Rafael Soriano, a nearly silenced offense and a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (65-75). In the ninth inning, Soriano entered with the score at...
Via The Nats Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams says Nats will ‘address’ their closer situation after yet another blown save by Soriano

The jig may be up for Nationals closer Rafael Soriano after his seventh blown save of the season came in dramatic fashion on Friday night, leading to a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings. The Nationals lead 7-4 entering the ninth inning. Manager Matt Williams confirmed a change will be address, per Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Matt Williams, on whether...
Via KCM Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
Via isportsweb.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball hits fan after tearing through backstop netting at Nationals game (Video)

A female fan in the front row behind home plate at Saturday's Washington Nationals game was hit in the shoulder by a baseball that somehow tore its way through the backstop netting. It happened in the top of the ninth inning as Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jerry Hairston Jr. fouled a pitch from Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano straight back of home plate. After hitting the...
Via Holdout Sports
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

About Rafael Soriano's entrance music, and chemistry...

(Photo of Raffy in the cold on Sunday in Viera by @djbinFl) On Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post Tweeted a link to a 2012 WSJ story about Rafael Soriano's entrance song: "El Rey de Monticulo—"The King of the Mound." The song is about Soriano, was written for Soriano by a family friend in the Dominican Republic, and features inspirational lyrics (in...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Adios Soriano

Ah… another day in Yankees Universe, as more disappointing news just keeps on coming. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As the Washington Nationals just cemented themselves as the favorites to win the 2013 World Series, and the reason is the new addition of now ex-Yankees closer Rafael Soriano to their bullpen. The Washington Post reports that Soriano will be pocketing ...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Not Interested in Bringing Rafael Soriano Back

Although Rafael Soriano performed wonderfully for the New York Yankees in Mariano Rivera's absence, the club does not seem to keen on bringing him back.  Soriano turned down the club's qualifying offer this offseason to test the free agent market.  Now, after finding limited interest, Soriano may not even be able to return to New York. When asked about Rafael Soriano...
Via MLB Injury News
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Heyman: Soriano Likely To Opt-Out After Season

From Jon Heyman: There is a good chance Rafael Soriano will invoke his opt-out clause following a season in which he has been a savior for the Yankees, people familiar with the situation say. Soriano has a clause that allows him to walk away from the Yankees after this season rather than stay and make $14 million for 2013, and opting out would enable him to try to obtain a multi...
Via Sliding Into Home
September 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

Yankees: My plea for Soriano

The 2012 MLB season is as exciting as ever but thanks to the media to divert the attention, while at the same time putting Yankee Universe into a tizzy, about something that has nothing to do with the now. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So, it came as no surprise when I read, courtesy of CBSSports.com Jon Heyman, that the return of closer Rafael Soriano for 2013 was really...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
September 17, 2012  |  1 Comment
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