Is a secondary deal is coming and that most likely involves Storen? Storen and Morse and Goodwin for Price? Or is this just making the bullpen a big strength?
As a Yankee fan I'll tell you that Soriano spent 2011 in the 8th inning role, pitched poorly and constantly blamed it on the fact that he wasn't closing. So let's think of some facts here
- Rizzo doesn't like overpaying
- Rizzo doesn't like overpaying even a little bit for relief pitchers
- Rizzo likes having those draft picks
- Rizzo wants only great clubhouse guys
If it is a Rizzo move then it's about dealing Storen. HAS to be. Storen is bringing back more in a trade than Clippard, occupies the role Soriano wants. If someone told Rizzo, "If you want X, we want Storen" he might have seen there was a very good closer available still and thought he could maintain the pen after trading Drew if he signed Rafeal. That makes more sense to me.
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