|Two years and $28MM to the Washington Nationals.|
The best team in baseball just got better. The Washington Nationals responded to worries about their bullpen by making Rafael Soriano the richest reliever in baseball. He will join fellow relievers Craig Stammens, Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen and more in the almost exclusively right handed Nationals bullpen. After Soriano put up Mariano Rivera-like numbers for the Yankees he opted out of his contract and declined a qualifying offer to become a free agent. His contract with the Nats includes 2015 option that vests automatically if he finishes 120 games over the initial two year deal, which should be automatic if he can stay healthy and the Nationals are anywhere near as good as they look like they are going to be.