Solid deal for Soriano and deepens the Nats even more. He looks OK for opting out now...
What VRP said. I don't even think it's about people necessarily hating on the Dodgers, it's just a clear Front Office bias. Ned does some weird stuff but so do other GMs and you can predict the reaction of internet/twitter/media simply by which Front Office was involved.
How did he get so much money?
Good move for Sori, got his raise and another year guaranteed. Boras does it again.
I can agree with this premise when it comes to the mainstream internet bashers.
But most of the praise/hatred comes from the moves just being really stupid or good all on their own. You have competent front offices and you have....well less so competent front offices.
The Nationals while an exciting team have made some very questionable signings. This Soriano deal, Werth's deal obviously, and their first LaRoche deal were all very questionable at the time and I don't think many praised the moves.
The Nats aren't afraid of Boras, and he will keep going to them with his free agents. But I don't know that I agree that all of the people on here just react based on the front office that is involved.
This is just a lot of money to pay a guy that is only going to throw what, 120-140 innings at the most? AND it's a draft pick? AND it's a replaceable caliber talent?
Damn Soriano has made a ton of money for being a RP
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Stupid money for a closer. Not shocking (though a bit surprising), but yeah....
horrible contract IMO but he's a great reliever
props to vick27m
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Outside of this, the Nationals recent moves look much better than what the Dodgers have been doing. Plus they are built to win now; overpaying for one guy that they thought they needed (for two years) isn't as ridiculous as if they where in a different position.
Starters simply do not throw a large quantity of quality innings anymore. The value of late inning arms for that 7-9 frame is going up because of that.
holy **** thats a big deal
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