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Soriano open to being traded to contender


08:19 AM ET 06.04 | Alfonso Soriano, at 36, doesn't have to think all that hard about the fact his baseball career is closer to the end than the beginning. If that wasn't bad enough, the standings constantly remind him about how his chances of winning a World Series ring are diminishing. With a 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, the Cubs fell to 18-35. That's why if the Cubs do find the right dance partner and decide to trade Soriano to a contender, he would welcome it with open arms. "I'm 36 years old, so, yeah, I would like to have the opportunity to ... if they want to trade me, I hope it is to a team that's a contender because it's about trying to go for that ring," Soriano said before the Cubs' third consecutive loss.

Chicago Sun-Times

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June 4, 2012  08:29 AM ET

As a Cubs fan, the quote "if they want to trade me, I hope it is to a team that's a contender" makes me want to let a stream of expletives fly. Is it possible for Theo to trade him to Chicago Waste Management Services. At least that way he'd feel right at home with the rest of the garbage in Chicago.

June 4, 2012  08:50 AM ET

The only way he will leave the Cubs is that they will pay most of his salary.

June 4, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Talk about Diminishing Power and skill level. This guys has DL written all over him. Good luck Theo getting rid of this trash.

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June 4, 2012  09:13 AM ET

The rebuilding cannot and will not start until Theo dumps this load.

June 4, 2012  09:35 AM ET

ricketts will write that check....horrible contract, simply horrible. we all knew this day would come when he signed that deal. flush this turd and get some youth that can play all 9 innings of defense.

June 4, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Face the music...he's toast.

June 4, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Face the music...he's toast.

More like "Sheeeet on a shingle," from last week... Rotten and putrid.

June 4, 2012  10:39 AM ET

Soriano is the biggest waste of natural talent I've ever seen in sports. If he'd been more interested in trying to win a ring all of his career instead of trying to look cool, he'd be worth the ridiculous money they threw at him. There's no chance he's going to be traded because the Cubs can't get the talent in return to make it worth paying a hefty part of his salary, and no suitor is going to take on that boondoggle.

June 4, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Talk about a major bust....I would touch this guy with a ten foot pole..<flips quarter to ZZ Top>

June 4, 2012  11:02 AM ET

And I bet the contenders are just lining up to take you, Alfonso!!!!

June 4, 2012  11:02 AM ET

That whole Tribune sale situation was terrible. Hendry had a classic case where "moral hazard" came into effect. Hendry was spending money that he knew he and his ownership would not be responsible for. The Cubs were legit contenders for a few years, although they were unable to win a playoff game. Now, we have to put up with a couple years of mediocrity. But, for the first time in a long time the Cubs have some young talent that they have developed from their system that are going to be a part of the club for a long time. It's hard though when the White Sox across town are contending now (and are always sniffing the playoffs) and have studs from their farm system contributing as well (Chris Sale, Ramirez, Viciedo) along with their high priced vets (Konerko, Peavy, Dunn). Speaking of Dunn, if the Cubs would have signed him instead of Milton Bradley I don't think we would be talking about the Cubs the same way.

June 4, 2012  11:08 AM ET

What team in the known universe would want a thirty-six-year-old, .267 hitting, plays left field like he's in Little League outfielder who is scheduled to make $18 million this year?

June 4, 2012  11:13 AM ET

I hope the Rangers are not in a "dancing mood". they don't need to bring this fool back.

June 4, 2012  11:33 AM ET

if i gotta read one more trade soriano story i'm gonna projectile vomit. forget about the money he's owed. no contender is going to see soriano as an upgrade over what they currently have. the guy was vastly over rated in his prime and has been sub-replacement level for at least 2 yrs now. we're not going to be able to trade him. so just stop.

June 4, 2012  12:01 PM ET

The rebuilding cannot and will not start until Theo dumps this load.

It has already started, but yeah, dumping him would be nice.

June 4, 2012  12:21 PM ET


June 4, 2012  12:28 PM ET

Stick a Fork in him, he is an inning ender!!!

June 4, 2012  12:33 PM ET

It was a bad contract when it was signed.
He does have 3 HRs last week.

June 4, 2012  12:50 PM ET

It was a bad contract when it was signed.He does have 3 HRs last week.

Two of those three came against the Padres (the team Jed wrecked before he came to the Cubbies) while the wind was strongly blowing out at Wrigley Field. Between those two homers there was only one Cubbie on base.


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