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xabial
09-17-2012, 12:35 AM
Rafael Soriano has a whopping $14M player option for next year. He can choose to play for that much salary ($14M) next season and become a free agent in 2014, or

He can choose to walk away that amount of money, Take a $1.5M buyout from the Yankees, and become a free agent, testing the open market.

Do you think Rafael Will Soriano Opt Out?

For what's its worth, He is having a remarkable season with 40 Saves, 2.07 ERA, 1.11WHIP, and his agent is Scott Boras.

(And according to many internet sources, Last year Boras ********ed Closer Ryan Madson over making him take a one year $8.5M Contract, for being too selfish)

UPRock
09-17-2012, 01:02 AM
I heard somewhere that he will, to get more money. I think that's the correct thing to do after playing so great this season.

roylikeswaffles
09-17-2012, 01:13 AM
Who the hell is going to pay over $14M+ for a reliever?

Buckwheat
09-17-2012, 01:25 AM
Who the hell is going to pay over $14M+ for a reliever?

The Yankees.

metsrock229
09-17-2012, 02:30 AM
Who the hell is going to pay over $14M+ for a reliever?

The Yankees.

Doubt it. They're trying to reduce their payroll. Can't see them paying more than that. Can't see any team paying more than that.

broncosfan4eva
09-17-2012, 03:05 AM
If he does its for his "long term" value

Ron!n
09-17-2012, 03:30 AM
If he does its for his "long term" value
This.

He's 32 years old. If he opts he'd be looking for a cheaper but longer deal, although that might not be true with Boras as his agent.

Pinstripe pride
09-17-2012, 08:42 AM
he's blufifng for an extension. he couldn't get the big deal he wanted to close after a better seaosn in tampa, he won't get it now when he is 2 years older

theslick1
09-17-2012, 09:44 AM
Who the hell is going to pay over $14M+ for a reliever?

It might not take a contract with an average value of 14M/yr. What if he was offered 4/40? Would he turn that down just to make 1/14?

I know, why not take 1/14 in 2013, then get the 4/40 in 2014? The answer is that the 4/40 might not be available at the end of 2013, if he spends next year in a 7th or 8th inning role (which will happen when Rivera returns) and isn't that dominant in that role (which he wasn't in 2011). His value is higher now that it will be at the end of next year.

NYY09
09-17-2012, 10:13 AM
It might not take a contract with an average value of 14M/yr. What if he was offered 4/40? Would he turn that down just to make 1/14?

I know, why not take 1/14 in 2013, then get the 4/40 in 2014? The answer is that the 4/40 might not be available at the end of 2013, if he spends next year in a 7th or 8th inning role (which will happen when Rivera returns) and isn't that dominant in that role (which he wasn't in 2011). His value is higher now that it will be at the end of next year.

Well, this about sums it up.

StryderSox
09-17-2012, 10:52 AM
he's blufifng for an extension. he couldn't get the big deal he wanted to close after a better seaosn in tampa, he won't get it now when he is 2 years older

He might from the Yanks if Rivera is done

Pinstripe pride
09-17-2012, 11:34 AM
He might from the Yanks if Rivera is done

rivera already said he's coming back

JobaRules26
09-17-2012, 11:37 AM
If he gets a 4/40 offer, he'd be foolish to pass that up, should he opt out

todu82
09-17-2012, 11:53 AM
I think he will opt out especially if Rivera comes back. He's only 33 yet so chances are a team will sign him to a long-term deal.

infernoscurse
09-17-2012, 07:32 PM
i think he will untuck his shirt when he signs his new contract

Yankee Clipper
09-17-2012, 08:02 PM
I hope so. He has been great but that money would be more useful elsewhere.

bootleg42
09-17-2012, 08:27 PM
I think the team that signs him would be nuts.

MetsFanatic19
09-18-2012, 12:07 AM
I think he stays put.