Come on Down Soriano, You're the Next Cub to Be Traded
The N.Y. Post is reporting that the Yankees and Cubs are close to deal that will send Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees for a mid-level prospect. The Cubs owe a little over $6M for the rest of 2013 on Soriano's deal and then $18 million next year and the Cubs will pay the bulk of it, and whatever the Yankees are contributing will be for this year as the Yanks are trying to avoid luxury tax hell next season. Soriano still has to approve the deal, but it seems unlikely he'll reject a chance to go to his first organization and play alongside Jeter and Mo' once again...presuming this is all true.
As for the prospect, no one knows yet but here's a top 20 list from the preseason. Manny Banuelos was a 5-star prospect heading into 2012 before Tommy John surgery, so maybe the Cubs can take a shot at the upside there. Dellin Betances was well up there as well before 2012 or maybe the Cubs see something in catcher Austin Romine, who was once a top 100 prospect. More likely, it's someone not on any of this lists with far less upside...we shall wait and see.
crunch 9 hours 21 min ago (view)
k.bryant loses round 1 of "high and inside"...gets a free base as a consolation prize.
Charlie 9 hours 22 min ago (view)
Wily of him to get his pair of homers out of the way in the first inning. Thinking man's pitching, for sure.
crunch 9 hours 23 min ago (view)
not a good day for WAS.
crunch 9 hours 54 min ago (view)
d.ross and chirinos on the top steps during a game is getting to be a regular thing. they seem to be becoming bros.
it's kinda weird seeing a player/manager relationship like that, but chin knows he's a bench guy and isn't threatening anyone's playing time through "appearing to suck up."
crunch 10 hours 5 min ago (view)
alzolay should IBB any and every lefty hitter who's capable of hitting a fly ball.
2 more HR's in the 1st, both lefty.
crunch 10 hours 6 min ago (view)
that dude f'n loves surgery.
5y/175m left on his contract.
Rob Richardson 10 hours 10 min ago (view)
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg to have season-ending neck surgery
crunch 10 hours 35 min ago (view)
astros have traded for k.graveman. that's one high end closer/reliever off the market.
crunch 10 hours 46 min ago (view)
wow, trea turner pulled from his game in WAS. that's a big move for someone. he's got 1 season of club control left.
this trade deadline gonna be wild.
crunch 11 hours 46 min ago (view)
baez a late scratch (heel bruise still hurting)...not shocking...
crunch 11 hours 54 min ago (view)
*reggie golden flashbacks intensify*
Sonicwind75 12 hours 15 min ago (view)
AZ PHIL: Thank you for the report. Always appreciate your background info and insights. In reading some of the reports on him; heard it mentioned he has good bp power but it doesn't play up in games. Is that accurate and if so any thoughts on why?
Charlie 12 hours 43 min ago (view)
A good platoon slugger in exchange for a lefty reliever would be a solid get.
crunch 13 hours 6 min ago (view)
truth. i'm a fan of swagger, attitude, and fun...was/am a big Z fan...etc.
cubs need to leave this alone, though.
CIN/CHC already has a nasty fighting past going back decades, and kicking it up a notch over amir is stupid. amir will piss you off if you want to be pissed off...he'll even give you reasons to be pissed off if you'd like some. he's passing this out to anyone that wants it.
First.Pitch.120 13 hours 15 min ago (view)
Woah... his L/R splits are comical this year: .344 / .487(!) / .517 vs. .186 / .279 / .288
Charlie 13 hours 45 min ago (view)
I find the Javy vs. Amir stuff pretty annoying at this point.