Friday, January 14, 2011

Empire Overpays For Soriano

Panic, thy name is Cashman. Apparently, the word came down from the Brothers Steinbrenner (I can't keep the two straight) to do something this off-season.

So, the Pinstriped Posers forked over $35 million to Scott Boras' set-up guy client, Rafael Soriano. The three-year deal does allow the Empire to secure a closer bridge for when Mariano Rivera eventually retires. But, they clearly overpaid for a guy who, while quite good, doesn't command nearly $12 million a year. Now all they need is a rotation. Hello, Jaba the Mutt!