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Marlins | Miami not interested in Rafael Soriano

Wed, 13 May 2015 14:19:22 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is no longer an option for the Miami Marlins, as they seek to deal with their bullpen problems.

Fantasy Tip: With Steve Cishek demoted to low-leverage situations in earlier innings, A.J. Ramos is expected to see the bulk of the save opportunities, at least to start. Bryan Morris and Mike Dunn could also factor in. Ramos is the one to add immediately if he's available on your league's waiver wire and you're in need of saves. This situation could be messy and aggravating for owners, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Clark Spencer

Marlins | Miami interested in Rafael Soriano

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:22:26 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is attracting interest from the Miami Marlins, and there has been talk between his agent, Scott Boras, and the Marlins. Soriano isn't likely to come cheap, though, after he closed 32 of his 39 chances with the Nats in 2014. A trade for a closer is also possible. The Marlins were interested in Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, who is perfect in seven save chances with a 1.38 ERA and 0.77 WHIP this year. Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon, who is perfect in six save chances, is another option.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a foregone conclusion that the Fish will sign Soriano, especially if his asking price is too high for their liking, but if you're desperate for saves in a deep mixed or NL-only league, it might not hurt to jump the gun and speculate.

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

MLB | Rafael Soriano close to deal?

Sun, 10 May 2015 11:17:26 -0700

Scott Boras, the agent for free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals), said he is getting closer to finalizing a deal with a few teams. His asking price has reportedly come down, allowing more clubs an opportunity to afford him.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano remains the best reliever available in free agency. He has been linked recently to the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins. However, unless he can find a situation where he can close games, he won't have much fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Twins | MIN still interested in Rafael Soriano

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:22:19 -0700

The Minnesota Twins have checked in recently on free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals).

Fantasy Tip: Soriano, the top free-agent reliever available in free agency, is currently working out in the Dominican Republic as he awaits an opportunity to return to the majors. However, the Twins' interest in him is curious since it doesn't appear as though they'll be contenders this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Darren Wolfson

Tigers | Rafael Soriano on Detroit's radar

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:24:48 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is on the Detroit Tigers' radar.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers just lost Joe Nathan (elbow) for the season, and Soriano makes sense. Joakim Soria is a capable closer, but he's not the same dominant pitcher he was in KC. Soriano has little fantasy value unless he snatches a closer role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Reds | Rafael Soriano not an option for CIN

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:51:54 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) has not been contacted by the Cincinnati Reds at this time, and his agent has not contacted the team, according to general manager Walt Jocketty. Jocketty said he believes it would be too expensive to sign Soriano.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano is the top reliever available, but the Reds to not appear interested in him at this point. Soriano may need to become a setup man for a team if he is not able to find a closer job. Soriano likely would not have a lot of fantasy value unless he is a closer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Tigers | DET interested in Rafael Soriano?

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:43:21 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have reportedly been monitoring the workouts of free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals).

Fantasy Tip: Soriano remains the last big-name reliever available in free agency. Detroit has already seen two key members of their bullpen placed on the disabled list (Joe Nathan and Bruce Rondon), so the fact that they appear to be keeping tabs on him isn't surprising.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Twins | MIN has some interest in Rafael Soriano

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:17:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, a Minnesota Twins official said the club has limited interest in free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals). The official added that they "might" watch him if he decides to throw for teams.

Fantasy Tip: If the Twins sign him, he could be a secondary closing option to the injury-prone Glen Perkins, which would give him some fantasy value in AL-only and deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III

Twins | Rafael Soriano an option for Twins?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:25:29 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is drawing interest from the Minnesota Twins, and they have inquired about watching him throw, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: If Soriano landed with the Twins, he'd likely be a secondary closing option to Glen Perkins, who has dealt with injury this spring. Soriano doesn't have much fantasy value at all unless he's closing, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Darren Wolfson

Marlins | MIA cooling on Rafael Soriano

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:48:44 -0800

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) will not likely be pursued by the Miami Marlins, at least not with a major league contract.

Fantasy Tip: Several clubs have been linked to Soriano, whose ratio (19 walks, 59 strikeouts) could help fantasy owners in leagues where ratio is one of the categories. Still, it's best to see where Soriano lands as his fantasy value is non-existent at the moment.

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