The Nationals have signed 33-year old righty closer Rafael Soriano to a 2-year, $28 million dollar deal. He also has a vesting option for the 2015 season valued at $14 million bucks if he finishes 120 games combined in 2013 and 2014. Soriano pitched in 69 games (0 starts) for the Yankees last year and he was 2-1 with 42 saves, a 2.26 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. He has now pitched in 453 games (8 starts) in his first 11 years in the majors and he is 15-24 with 132 saves, a 2.78 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. The Nationals will have an awesome back end of the bullpen with Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard setting up Soriano. This was a master stroke by the Nationals’ front office.