In a very surprising move, Atlanta BravesÆ relief pitcher Rafael Soriano accepted arbitration last night from Braves. The Braves got a hint over the weekend from SorianoÆs agent Peter Greenberg that Soriano might accept arbitration. However, I donÆt think the Braves actually thought he was going to move forward with that decision. Soriano had until 11:59 p.m. EST last night to make a decision on arbitration. Now the Braves have a problemùalbeit a good problem to have. Atlanta has one too many quality relievers and high-priced relievers in the bullpen. The Braves just recently signed Billy Wagner to a one-year, $7 million deal and Takashi Saito to a one-year, $3 million deal to replace the believed-to-be-departing Soriano and Mike Gonzalez. With Soriano going to make possibly $7 to $8 ...
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