According to Yahoo! Sports MLB columnist Jeff Passan:
Source: Rafael Soriano agrees to two-year, $28M deal with Nationals. Deal contains vesting option for third year. Story coming on Y! Sports.
Rafael Soriano’s $14 million option will vest with 120 games finished over the next two seasons.
My initial reaction is that’s quite the response to Drew Storen’s Game 5. I mean, the Nationals just outbid the Yankees for a guy.
Update: According to Adam Kilgore this’ll cost the Nats a first-round pick.
Update: Here’s Passan’s story. “Soriano’s salary is the highest for a closer.”