5 Reasons Joakim Soria Is Not Worth the Risk for the Cincinnati Reds

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5 Reasons Joakim Soria Is Not Worth the Risk for the Cincinnati Reds
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According to Ken Rosenthal, the Reds are interested in signing Joakim Soria.

Soria is rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery and won't be ready to pitch in the majors until May.

The Reds closing situation was a mess last season when Ryan Madson went down with an elbow injury that cost him all of 2012 after undergoing his own Tommy John surgery.

Following the blown experiment with Sean Marshall as the team's closer, the Reds turned to Aroldis Chapman who quite simply made Walt Jocketty and the rest of Reds' management look like geniuses.

Chapman turned in one of the all-time dominating campaigns from a reliever and cemented himself as at least the second best closer in the National League, if not all of Major League Baseball.

So why are the Reds looking to make him a starter? Well, unfortunately, 200 innings is better than 60 innings. Even if they are 60 dominant innings.

Now, there's no doubt that Soria is a talented closer in his own right, but he's got nothing on Aroldis Chapman and he's far too risky for a team like the Reds to take a chance on.

If this were the Yankees it wouldn't matter, but this is a team with a limited budget who can't afford to place upwards of $8 million in a player and have him fail.

So, here's five reasons why Joakim Soria isn't worth the risk for the Cincinnati Reds.

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