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Will Steinbrenners push for Alfonso Soriano?

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09:59 AM ET 03.10 | The Yankees appear to be imploding around GM Brian Cashman, making some wonder if the Steinbrenner brothers will become more involved. If they do, Alfonso Soriano could be in play in trade talks before opening day. Cashman wants nothing to do with the two years left on the Cubs outfielder's contract but injuries to Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez could dictate the addition of a veteran.

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March 10, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Still Trying To 'Buy' A Title, Bros?

March 10, 2013  10:07 AM ET

There's much better value for the dollar out there then this guy could bring.

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March 10, 2013  10:43 AM ET

I Hope he sits this one out, he's better off putting Nunez in the Outfield and signing Thome!

March 10, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Still Trying To 'Buy' A Title, Bros?

Nope. That's the Dodgers' realm now.

March 10, 2013  11:53 AM ET

The only way the Yankees can pick up a big name player is through free agency because of lack of top quality players in their minor league system for trade value.

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March 10, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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The only way the Yankees can pick up a big name player is through free agency because of lack of top quality players in their minor league system for trade value.

That is the myth, but here is fact: The everyday loine up from Last years team that won 95 games.

2b Cano-homegrown
ss Jeter homegrown
3b Arod came in trade
cf Granderson came in trade
rf Swisher came in trade
lf gardner home grown, injured, replace by cadre of low level fa signings.
c Martin low level fa signing
1b Texiera Big FA signing.


You can hate them all you want, but there are plenty of teams that go after free agents and throw money at them. Plenty. The big difference is that the Yankees throw big money at their guys to resign them.

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March 10, 2013  01:24 PM ET
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Soriano for arod part deux?Yeah....I'll do thatIf Chicago eats 90% of his contract?OkOtherwise....no thank you

The Cubs would never eat that much of his contract.

March 10, 2013  02:17 PM ET

Even if they were to theoretically agree on a trade Soriano would want nothing to do with that pressure cooker. Too many expectations. If things went south he'd become about as popular as A-Rod. Too many obstacles to overcome to make this a reality

March 10, 2013  03:58 PM ET
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The biggest advantage the Yankees have regarding their money is this: If they make a free agent signing that turns out to be a mistake (hello, Carl Pavano and countless others), then the team still has money to correct it. Other teams, if they make such a screw-up, can be financially crippled for years.

Very good point. But remember, other teams have some of the money they do because of the Yankees. Not just attendance share and luxury tax money, but the tv deal is based on media markets that determine the total value of the package they give to MLB.

March 10, 2013  10:19 PM ET
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The biggest advantage the Yankees have regarding their money is this: If they make a free agent signing that turns out to be a mistake (hello, Carl Pavano and countless others), then the team still has money to correct it. Other teams, if they make such a screw-up, can be financially crippled for years.

People like to write that, when was the last time that actually happened?

March 10, 2013  10:20 PM ET
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Very good point. But remember, other teams have some of the money they do because of the Yankees. Not just attendance share and luxury tax money, but the tv deal is based on media markets that determine the total value of the package they give to MLB.

They can thank the yankees for showing them the "financial way"

March 10, 2013  10:21 PM ET
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The Cubs would never eat that much of his contract.

Then they will live with his contract, and I think they will.

March 11, 2013  01:32 AM ET
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Soriano for arod part deux?Yeah....I'll do thatIf Chicago eats 90% of his contract?OkOtherwise....no thank you

Soriano for Arod heads up? If their contracts go with them intact, I'd take that in a heartbeat.

Let's see, $18 million to hit 32 HRs and 108 RBIs (for the CUBS no less)

OR

$28 million to shoot up, break down anyway and then **** about it?

Looks like a no-brainer, but even the Cubs aren't that stupid...

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March 11, 2013  03:47 AM ET

People forget that Soriano was a constant 40-40 threat when he was with the Yankees. Then he became the first and only player to go 40-40-40 (40HR, 40 doubles, 40 SB) when he was with the Nationals. That was the year he had a realistic shot at 50-50. You cannot fault the Cubs for giving him a big contract. Obviously the injury slowed him down. But he will not have any trouble hitting at least 30 HR. I recall Ted Williams once said Soriano had the quickest hand/wrist he has seen. That quality wouldn't deteriorate much at his current age. It will not surprise me if Soriano hits 40 HR for the Yankees.

Yankees need some right handed hitters anyway. He'd be a great fit in the lineup. Although I'd prefer having him in the left field instead of the rumor to make him play right field. He does not have a strong arm to handle right field.

As with the ARoid comparison, let me ask you who has a better chance of hitting 30HR in a full healthy season? Aroid or Soriano?

Soriano is too skinny to be on PEDs.

March 11, 2013  04:18 AM ET
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Still Trying To 'Buy' A Title, Bros?

Yaawwwwwnnnnnn! You 'Bore' Me , Bro!

And then there there is your pathetic compulsion to be first on these posts when you really have nothing to say.

 
March 11, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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Still Trying To 'Buy' A Title, Bros?

You're an idiot! And I'm saying that in the most respectful way I can.

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