So this is interesting news about Rafael Soriano. Bob Klapisch just tweeted:
Told Scott Boras asked #Yankees last month if they’d consider taking Rafael Soriano back on a 1-yr deal. Request flatly denied.
That tweet was followed by one from Buster Olney:
The Yankees want the draft pick/draft dollars they’ll get when Soriano signs elsewhere more than they want him back, no matter the contract.
It’s interesting to me that Scott Boras asked the Yankees if they would consider a one-year deal for Soriano because I take that to mean that Soriano really liked his time in Pinstripes and/or that he hasn’t gotten any good offers from anyone else. I’m leaning towards the latter. I guess opting out hasn’t worked out the way he thought it would.
Earlier in the offseason, the Tigers were a possible destination for Soriano but since then, things have been pretty quiet. So where do you think he’ll end up now that the Yanks have told him “Thanks but no thanks?”