• Is Rafael Sorianoliked?

    Rafael Soriano has been quite the lightening rod during his brief time with the Yankees. Signed by ownership against the wishes of general manager Brian Cashman, ostensibly because he was the best pitcher left on the market after Cliff Lee opted for the Phillies, and given an absurdly lucrative and friendly contract considering how barren the market for him had been until the Steinbrenners got involved, Soriano has endured a tumultuous stay in pinstripes literally from day one. It certainly didnt help that he didnt live up to his billing on the field either last season, battling ineffectiveness and injury to miss a good chunk of the season, losing his billing as the teams Eighth Inning Guy to David Robertson along the way. It was a toxic mix of circumstances that conspired to make Soriano one of the most universally unpopular Yankees in recent memory. Fans complained about him, the media hounded him, and I sort of wonder if he ever contemplated giving up the extra money in exchange for just getting out of town this past winter.

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    Yankees1962

    Re: 2015 Offseason moves

    So you think they should expand the payroll to 250m?

    Yankees1962 Today, 09:15 AM Go to last post
    Yankees1962

    Re: 2015 Offseason moves

    Another big question that needs to be answer is the following. If Cashman isn't going to lose his job after what happened this year than who is? IMO,

    Yankees1962 Today, 09:13 AM Go to last post
    THEBOSS84

    Re: 2015 Offseason moves

    It's no gaurantee - but I will guarantee you that if they don't spend money this offseason, the team will be even more boring than the 13/14 versions.

    THEBOSS84 Today, 09:12 AM Go to last post
    Yankees1962

    Re: 2015 Offseason moves

    Spending such money isn't a guarantee for making the playoffs. The Yankees haven't been lucky for years and they need some good fortune besides spending

    Yankees1962 Today, 09:08 AM Go to last post
    THEBOSS84

    Re: 2015 Offseason moves

    For sure, and he should. He's holding all the cards right now and many teams can use a young SS signed for his best years.

    THEBOSS84 Today, 09:07 AM Go to last post
    THEBOSS84

    Re: 2015 Offseason moves

    But I also don't think he has the stomach to miss out on the playoffs for the third straight year. He knows he can make some of that payroll money back

    THEBOSS84 Today, 09:05 AM Go to last post