Soriano's market has fallen and he might be willing to take a one-year “pillow” deal -- a phrase coined by Scott Boras -- at approximately $14 million. To put Soriano in the ninth inning and move Casey Jansenn and Sergio Santos to the seventh and eighth innings would give the Blue Jays one of the best and deepest bullpens in the league.
Soriano’s market has yet to develop after he opted out of his contract with the New York Yankees. The right-hander posted impressive totals as Mariano Rivera’s replacement last season, but he hasn’t found the multi-year deal he’s seeking.
Bowden believes the Blue Jays should sign Soriano to a one-year deal, which would further reinforce their bullpen. Toronto has already added multiple impact players this winter, including Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, Melky Cabrera and R.A. Dickey, but a majority of the acquisitions have come via trade.