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It is surprising how one minute you're considered a genius and another minute a fool. Frank Wren has already at the very beginning pulled off two sensational signings. Yet Rafael Soriano's consideration for the offer of arbitration has everyone second-guessing. "How could Wren sign those aging pitchers?" "How's he going to get a bat if Soriano ties up $7 million?" First off, relief pitchers can easily go into their mid to late 40s.  This is simply because they only throw 15 to 20 pitches an outing 40 to 90 games a year. Also remember that Takashi Saito/Billy Wagner have had careers with fewer health problems than Mike Gonzalez/Soriano. Gonzo has recently recovered from Tommy John surgery, and Soriano's injuries seem to be a medical mystery half the time. Next is the money issue, ...

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