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Alfonso Soriano unsure if he'd OK trade to Yankees

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08:00 AM ET 02.25 | Alfonso Soriano knew what was coming when he heard Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured right forearm after being hit by a pitch in a Grapefruit League game on Sunday. Would the Cubs outfielder be interested in waiving his no-trade clause if the Yankees called the Cubs about a trade? "I hope they don't look that way because I'm feeling comfortable here and I believe in this team," he said. "We have a better chance this year." Whether the Yankees would seek Soriano is a question that sprung to mind because he came up in that organization and the Cubs have been forthcoming about their willingness to eat a significant portion of the remaining $36 million left on his contract. "I don't like to say no," Soriano said. "That's the team that opened the door for me in the big leagues. But, like I said, that was a long time ago. ... It happened today, so I don't know if they want to call (the Cubs) or not. But if they call for me I have to think about it. I'm 37 years old, so I have to think about it first, what's good for me and the team and my family too."

Chicago Tribune

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February 25, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Good, stay in Cubbie land.

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February 25, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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People react to this thread as if it's already a done deal. Simmer down Francis. Zero probability. The Cubs could use his production anyway

No offense but since there are only two comments ahead of you I have to assume you mean at leaat one of us and I really don't understand how you jumped to the collusion you made. Simmer down? really....

February 25, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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People react to this thread as if it's already a done deal. Simmer down Francis. Zero probability. The Cubs could use his production anyway

What are you talking about? You were the third comment of the day.

February 25, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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No offense but since there are only two comments ahead of you I have to assume you mean at leaat one of us and I really don't understand how you jumped to the collusion you made. Simmer down? really....

I see you beat me to the punch, jc.

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February 25, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Yeah but you could see where this thread was headed. So simmer down Francis

Okay, now you are being absurd. Timeout for you, young man.

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February 25, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I know that if I were a player I'd want to stay in one place and when it's done it's done.

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February 25, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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I know that if I were a player I'd want to stay in one place and when it's done it's done.

as long as that one team paid me what I was worth... or at least my market value.

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February 25, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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This ^Another old strikeout machine? No thank-you

Soriano was very productive in the Bronx.

February 25, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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What are you talking about? You were the third comment of the day.

Maybe he's referring to the word on the street.

February 25, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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I know that if I were a player I'd want to stay in one place and when it's done it's done.

Indeed, yog.

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February 25, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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No, more like refering to what most people's reaction would be, which is "Why would they want to trade for Soriano?" or "They'd better not do that". I was just heading them off at the pass before they could begin to entertain these notions. Then the misunderstandings ensue. The Cubs will just have to get comfortable with another year of Soriano, which might not even be a bad thing

Alphonso is explosive. He also enjoyed some good times in the Bronx. He provided the only run for NY in Game 7 of the WS vs. Arizona a decade ago.

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