NOTE: Rafael Soriano has signed a three-year deal with the Yankees. Of course.
It is only January, but one this is for certain: The New York Yankees have failed in their quest to improve the organization thus far this offseason.
With the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies signing key free agents to long-term deals, the Yankees will have their work cut out for them in the 2011 season.
The most viable free agent left on the market, in terms of the Yankees' most glaring weaknesses, is right-handed reliever Rafael Soriano. Soriano, who had a stellar year in 2010 while closing for the Tampa Bay Rays, could fill the evermore important role as setup man to Mariano Rivera for the Yanks.
However, is Soriano a good fit? Clearly, the Yankees would love to pick up Soriano. But under these circumstances, do the pros outweigh the cons?
According to reports, GM Brian Cashman and company have decided to go in another direction. After mulling over Soriano's demands and possible production, I would have to agree.
Here are five reasons why the New York Yankees are making the wrong decision in signing Rafael Soriano.