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(ESPN)   Soriano addition means Nats' pen is mightier than NL East competitors   (espn.go.com) divider line 16
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2013-01-16 02:13:52 PM
Obligatory:  http://www.penisland.net/wood.html  (totally SFW)
 
2013-01-16 03:21:23 PM
Well Storen has to go now.  I don't want to see his face around here ever again.  And Clippard needs to know his role and get used to the 8th inning.
 
2013-01-16 03:24:38 PM

Warthog: Obligatory:  http://www.penisland.net/wood.html  (totally SFW)


Ha!
 
2013-01-16 03:25:00 PM
Yeah...Soriano is going to suck until the next contract year. Have fun with him this year though as he has arm soreness or something and pitches like crap for two-thirds of the year.
 
2013-01-16 03:34:59 PM

lunchinlewis: Well Storen has to go now.  I don't want to see his face around here ever again.  And Clippard needs to know his role and get used to the 8th inning.


Actually, the Nats are planning on winning 100 games this coming year.  Soriano, at most, is going to get about 50 of those.  Probably 40.  Lots of save opps for Storen.  I'm betting he stays, fitting with Davey's "A" and "B" bullpen theory.

//Basically, the guy wants a whole different bullpen to use on days when his top guys need rest.  And now the Nats have that.
 
2013-01-16 03:37:25 PM

bulldg4life: Yeah...Soriano is going to suck until the next contract year. Have fun with him this year though as he has arm soreness or something and pitches like crap for two-thirds of the year.


If he "finishes"  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/rafael-soriano-and-was h ington-nationals-agree-to-terms-on-two-year-contract-worth-28-million/ 2013/01/15/56ca24c6-5f65-11e2-9940-6fc488f3fecd_story.html 120 games over the next 2 years, his 3rd year option for $14 mill vests.  So he's in a contract year next year, basically.
 
2013-01-16 03:46:59 PM

lunchinlewis: Well Storen has to go now.  I don't want to see his face around here ever again.  And Clippard needs to know his role and get used to the 8th inning.


Why, because he blew one game? He was lights out the night before and good in the month leading up to the playoffs. Before he got injured was a solid closer and one of the better bullpen pitchers in the National League. If the team gets rid of good players for having one bad game then wouldn't that mean that mean the Nats should shiatcan Gio for blowing game 1?

That being said I think this a good pickup. 14mil a year is a bit much but its only for two years and it is not like it is going to be a strain on the salary cap. The Nationals needed a solid bullpen guy to replace Sean Burnett and Soriano is more than enough to fill the void. Even if he does not work out as a closer the I am content that either Clippard or Storen could do the job.
 
2013-01-16 04:22:36 PM

CipollinaFan: Why, because he blew one game?


No, I'm not talking about just one game.  I'm talking about just one freaking pitch.

I guess this is a toss up.  Soriano, Storen, flip a coin.  Clippard stumbled bad at the end of the season.  Maybe he'll end up back with the Yankees now.
 
2013-01-16 04:25:35 PM
Whoa Whoa, is someone selling penis mightiers?

/you're sitting on a gold mine trebek
 
2013-01-16 04:33:56 PM
Meh. Would still take the Trio of Venters/O'Flaherty/Kimbrell over the Nats' pen.
 
2013-01-16 04:40:30 PM
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2013-01-16 04:55:45 PM
I hope that THIS GUY
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a.) stays healthy
b.) remains a Brave
c.) doesn't move into the starting rotation

12-15 years averaging 40-50 or so saves per season, Craig Kimbrel could concievably, break the Sandman's record for saves.
 
2013-01-16 05:09:01 PM

wholedamnshow: Meh. Would still take the Trio of Venters/O'Flaherty/Kimbrell over the Nats' pen.



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Good luck with Soriano until he hits his contract year again. I still remember those days...
 
2013-01-16 05:26:01 PM
Goddammit, subby, even with the pen is joke, you got my hopes up the Cubs had jettisoned Alfonso.
 
2013-01-16 07:30:10 PM
They managed to get AJ Cole back today for Mike Morse. Things are looking up for the Nationals.
 
2013-01-17 08:57:21 AM
Only Beyonce has a better back end than do the Nationals.
 
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