The Boras Double Standard


Scott Boras, on Francisco Rodriguez: “Closers don’t make good setup men. Does anyone want an unhappy setup man in their clubhouse?”


Categories : Death by Bullpen


  1. Thanks, Randy!

    /wanking motion

  2. FACT: Rafael Soriano has been a setup man for the overwhelming majority of his career. From 2002-2008, he was on Mariners and Braves teams where there was either a different closer that he set up for (Kaz Sasaki, Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Eddie Guardado, J.J. Putz, Bob Wickman, and Mike Gonzalez). In 2009, he and Gonzalez shared closing duties.

    Rafael Soriano has been a “closer” for about six months of his natural life.


  3. Joel says:

    The Mets got what they wanted. a big reduction in payroll and out of that stupid 55 game option for big bucks.

  4. Hester Prynne says:

    We didn’t want that clown K-Rod anyway. But we do need to start dealing or there will be nothing left for us to get.

  5. JobaWockeeZ says:


  6. CP says:

    I don’t think the problem with Soriano is that he was unhappy in the clubhouse. The problem was his 6.6 BB/9 and his 5.40 ERA.

    • JAG says:

      To be fair, Soriano isn’t really so much unhappy in the clubhouse, he’s unhappy in the trainer’s room and on the Tampa rehab field.

  7. Carl says:

    Translation: K-Rod’s doomed.

  8. Lance says:

    We need frontline pitching and what we already have to be healthy.

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