Monday, November 5, 2012

Joakim Soria Interested In Setting Up For Mariano Rivera

Joakim Soria kind of showed his cards today when he came out and said that he would be interested in being the Yankees set up man, setting up Yankees (unofficially) closer Mariano Rivera. Soria's agent Oscar Suarez confirmed Joakim's interest in an interview with ESPN earlier today. Soria is not expected to be ready until May of 2013, although June of 2013 would not be out of the question given our luck, so I do not know if this is posturing for a bigger contract elsewhere to close or if he is sincere but either way I think this is worth kicking the tires on. It is not like he is going to sign for a huge deal, a multi year deal, and if he wants to be on the Yankees that bad maybe even would settle for a non guaranteed contract. Wishful thinking I know but either way I at least give Soria a call. Could you imagine a bullpen with Joakim Soria, David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Boone Logan, and the great Mariano Rivera? That's greedy.... and I like it.

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