What happens when Soriano regresses or blows out his acl in spring training?..you get nothing..at least with a cost controlled asset you turn your money into something potentially with garcia.
yeah it has to be looked at from a "soriano's production for 2 years" vs. whatever you get angle
Save the kittens, ignore sbs' posts
Red Sox hater since 10/2011
It is anyway, not anyways.
if you look at it as having a 25hr 80rbi guy for 5mill per year he doesnt look as bad as people make him out to be.
I love Sori.
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If it hasn't already been posted, in support of what Marlin Bystro wrote, here's Levine's update:
The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies discussed the parameters of a deal involving Alfonso Soriano, but there is nothing going on between the two teams presently, according to two major league sources.
The sources said the Cubs would have received pitching in return for the veteran outfielder. One source said the conversation initially took place a month ago as the Cubs seek relief from the $38 million that remain on Soriano’s contract.
Jayson Stark reported earlier on Tuesday that the Phillies were initially uninterested in Soriano. Stark also said Philadelphia may change their mind in the near future, but a trade between the two is a long shot at this point.
So, no deal?
If the Phillies were willing to trade Brown for LaHair in the beginning of the season, then that is a friendly indication of just how much Brown's value has fallen. I'd say that even Colvin has more value than Brown right now.
We're stuck w/ Soriano until probably June/ July 2014. He'd have to have a healthy, power-heavy first half next season for anyone to maybe seriously bite on him and also bring us something of decent value back.