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Soriano's market drying up?

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08:11 AM ET 12.31 | The market for closer Rafael Soriano, according to a report, includes the Angels, Yankees and Orioles. While a handful of arguably inferior free-agent relievers signed surprisingly hefty three-year contracts this offseason, the market for closer Rafael Soriano has been conspicuously quiet. Joaquin Benoit, Scott Downs and Matt Guerrier inked three-year pacts with the Tigers, Angels and Dodgers, respectively, and it begs the questions of with which team and on what terms Soriano will sign. ... Soriano is seemingly in line for a big pay day, but the market for free-agent relievers is inflated this offseason, and Soriano's status as a Type A free agent is an additional deterrent for would-be suitors.

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December 31, 2010  08:58 AM ET

Teams are afraid of signing a pitcher who has a mullet

December 31, 2010  10:09 AM ET

What team with the money needs him?
Oops, value is only there if there is a market.

December 31, 2010  11:04 AM ET

He also has a history of arm trouble that makes that 3-4 yr deal he's seeking improbable.

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January 2, 2011  03:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

NEVER sign a reliever to a contract to more than three years.

especially when death is on the line.

 
January 2, 2011  03:32 PM ET

Once all the spam is removed, it had the feel of a vacant demolished home.

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