Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rosenthal on Wood & Soriano

From Ken Rosenthal:

Among the Lee losers, the Rangers are unlikely to spend big for a reliever, even if they move righty Neftali Feliz to the rotation. But one rival exec thinks the Yankees could target Soriano as part of their post-Lee recovery program.

The Yankees could pay Soriano closer money for three or four years, effectively buying insurance for Mariano Rivera while putting his successor in place.

Kerry Wood, another free-agent candidate for the Yankees, is seeking a two-year, $12 million deal, according to one source.

I hope they can get at least one of these guys. Creating a dominant bullpen, or at least something close, should be near the top of Cashman's list. With a starting rotation full of question marks, having a solid pen is vital.

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