I'm not a fan of the never crowd to be honest. I'd like to hold this FO to the super high standard we were sold on being able to hold them to. I would like for them to deliver on that for once. Brown for Soriano straight up has it's appeal because we get rid of that dang old guy and his overbearing cost, but Brown has enough question marks where I don't see that being a truly fair price.
Worth the gamble on another lost season. Let Brown play all of 2013 in LF no matter what and see what he's got. Could be something or could be nothing, but worth the gamble.
Or....since the Phils are looking for two corner OF's....Cubs toss in DeJesus+ with Soriano for Dom Brown and Ethan Martin, done.
I apologize, I completely read the report wrong. I thought it said that the Cubs would be covering 10 mill, not all but 10 mil. Just a little difference there. Saving 5 mil in 2014 isn't quite as significant as 13 mil. Still, I maintain that saving money is still important.
This would be a nice move, although it doesn't appear to be very hot. If this were to happen, his stock has risen, and the Cubs would have to pick up at least 10 mil, and at most, 15 mil. That's a far cry to what we all expected this time last year.