Joakim Soria a value for Rangers
December, 3, 2012
By Keith Law | ESPN.com
Denny Medley/US PresswireJoakim Soria could end up as a great value for the Rangers.The Rangers found success in 2012 when they gave Joe Nathan, in his second year back from Tommy John surgery, a two-year contract that saw him add about two wins of value over replacement in its first year, with 65 innings of a 2.80 ERA. They're taking a slightly higher risk by signing Joakim Soria to a reported two-year deal that includes his first year back after surgery, but the dollars are lower and Soria actually was a little better than Nathan before their respective operations, making this a good deal for Texas that could turn out to be outstanding.