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January 7, 2011

White Sox won’t pursue Rafael Soriano unless his price drops a lot

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 7, 2011 2:21 pm
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Morosi @ FS tweets:

Price on Rafael Soriano would need to drop way, way down for White Sox to get him, source says.

MLBTR notes the Yankees, Rangers and Cardinals are also out.

January 3, 2011

Doug Padilla: Rafael Soriano would get more than $7.25 million [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 3, 2011 1:17 pm
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Padilla @ ESPN:

The White Sox already are on the hook for at least $120 million in roster commitments, and could be close to matching the highest payroll ever for a season ($121 million in 2008). Adding Soriano would definitely take them into new financial world. The 31-year-old Rafael Soriano made $7.25 million last season and will get a healthy raise on that for 2011.

Furthermore, as Buford mentioned, Soriano is over 30 and a Boras guy.

Kenny, if you need pitching look elsewhere.

UPDATE: Is Phil Rogers suggesting the Sox trade John Danks to clear payroll to sign Rafael Soriano? Oh God!

January 1, 2011

Will Kenny find another quarter to snag Rafael Soriano?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 1, 2011 9:01 pm
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Heyman @ SI tweets:

there seems to be interest in a rafael soriano/Ozzie Guillen pairing. but word thus far is, chisox have little if any $ left

and

chisox pen not bad w/ sale, thornton, santos, crain, pena. but soriano would be fine jenks replacement — if they find $

Will Santa Jerry visit the South Side again?

BTW, Soriano is a Type-A free-agent who was offered arbitration. So, if the Sox sign him they’ll send their 2nd round pick to Tampa Bay (they gave the 1st round pick, #23, to Washington when they signed Adam Dunn).

November 11, 2010

White Sox interested in Rafael Soriano

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 11, 2010 11:15 am
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Rosenthal @ FS:

The White Sox are checking into free-agent closer Rafael Soriano, yet another indication they may trade or non-tender Bobby Jenks. The Rays figure to lose Soriano and several of their other relievers as free agents and lack the flexibility to buy comparable replacements.

Soriano is a type-A free agent. The White Sox have the 23rd pick in the 2011 draft, which is unprocteted and will be given to the Rays if the Sox sign Soriano (provided the Rays offer him arbitration and he declines).

Soriano’s salary was $6.35 million in 2009 and $7.35 million in 2010.

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