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Royals | Joakim Soria heads to KC

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 06:16:50 -0800

Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Pirates) agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Kansas City Royals Monday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Soria will likely set up for Wade Davis, but he'll have some value in holds leagues and near the end of traditional drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan

Tigers | DET ends Joakim Soria pursuit

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:58:27 -0800

Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Tigers) is no longer being pursued by the Detroit Tigers now that Detroit has traded for RP Francisco Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Apparently the Tigers no longer think Soria can get the job done or they are fairly high on K-Rod. Soria will be a decent relief option in later rounds of fantasy drafts, just so long as you know he won't be in the Motor City.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - James Schmehl

Twins | MIN looking at Joakim Soria

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:47:09 -0800

Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Tigers) is being looked at by the Minnesota Twins, who have looked over his medical files.

Fantasy Tip: Soria recovered enough of his mechanics to put him up for a decent, if not spectacular, payday. Among closers, look for Soria to go later in mixed drafts as there is still a chance for tremendous downside.

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MLB | Joakim Soria eyeing three-year deal

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:35:15 -0800

Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Pirates) is reportedly seeking a three-year deal worth approximately $27 million.

Fantasy Tip: Soria is considered to be one of the top relievers available in free agency. He went 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 24 saves in 70 appearances with Detroit and Pittsburgh last season. He could be a midrange closer option in fantasy baseball drafts next spring, depending on which team signs him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Tigers | Detroit discussing Craig Kimbrel

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:54:18 -0800

The Detroit Tigers are one of about six teams apparently discussing a deal for San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel. Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Pirates) is a name the Tigers are discussing, too. The Tigers could also look at trading for Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel had a down year in his first season in San Diego, but he remains an elite fantasy baseball closing option wherever he's pitching.

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Tigers | Detroit to meet with Joakim Soria

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 05:41:28 -0800

Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Pirates) will meet with the Detroit Tigers at the GM meetings Monday, Nov. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Soria could be a midrange closer option in fantasy drafts depending on where he latches on.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Tony Paul

Tigers | DET could bring back Joakim Soria

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:07:00 -0800

The Detroit Tigers are reportedly interested in bringing back impending free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Pirates), according to a source familiar with the club's thinking. The Tigers and Soria's camp are expected to have discussions during next week's general managers' meetings.

Fantasy Tip: Soria posted a 2.85 ERA over 43 appearances for Detroit in 2015, with 23 saves in 26 opportunities, before being dealt to Pittsburgh after the team fell out of contention. Although he doesn't throw as hard as he used to, his control remains impressive and he should attract plenty of interest in a relatively weak free-agent crop of closers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Tony Paul

Pirates | Mark Melancon to remain closer

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:37:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon will remain the team's closer, with RPs Joakim Soria and Tony Watson serving as setup men.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon owners have nothing to fear as long as he continues to be successful in the closer role. He's earned plenty of rope this season, so it'd likely take a lot for the Pirates to bump him out of the role. Soria's fantasy value obviously takes a big hit. There's not much reason to hold onto him if he's not closing games.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Mark Melancon to remain closer?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:51:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon is expected to remain the closer, following the acquisition of RP Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers Thursday, July 30. Soria and RP Tony Watson will serve as a setup duo.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon owns a measly 1.32 ERA, but he also a miniscule strikeout rate of just 6.23. Still, Melancon has racked up 32 saves for the season, and he'll likely continue to receive the majority of save opportunities. Soria owners should move on once an official decision is made by the Pirates.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Tigers | Joakim Soria on his way to Bucs

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:33:53 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have traded RP Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, July 30, pending physicals, per sources.

Fantasy Tip: RPs Bruce Rondon and Al Alburquerque are the players listed immediately below Soria on the Tigers' depth chart, while Neftali Feliz may also receive a shot. Rondon has the most upside, but Alburqueque and Feliz are the ones with previous closing experience. The Tigers haven't said who will take over the closer's job and a committee approach may be most likely.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal