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Yankees close to deal for Soriano

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07:12 AM ET 07.23 | These days, the Bronx Bombers, they are not. In dire need of a bat with thump and an indication the Yankees may believe that Alex Rodriguez isn't going to play this season, the toothless Bombers are close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, The Post has learned. According to a person familiar with the talks, the Cubs will pay the bulk of what is left on Soriano's contract. He makes $18 million this year and the same for next season. Like they did in the Vernon Wells deal, whatever the Yankees pay will be laid out for the little more than the $6 million remaining Soriano's contract this season. That way the Yankees aren't on the hook for money next year when they want to get the payroll to $189 million. Soriano has a no-trade clause, but he would not block a deal to put him back in Pinstripes.

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July 23, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Time to invoke that no trade clause again Sori. lol. Any assortment of double A pitchers for him would do

July 23, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Soriano returning to the Yanks ?

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July 23, 2013  08:28 AM ET

......soriano fits the yankee mold...40 something......seen his better days....etc.....

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July 23, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

......soriano fits the yankee mold...40 something......seen his better days....etc.....

Your name suits you.

Etc.

July 23, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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Soriano returning to the Yanks ?

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

July 23, 2013  08:57 AM ET

but...but....why?

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July 23, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Sounds like Hafner is headed to the waiver wire.

July 23, 2013  09:06 AM ET

"According to a person familiar with the talks, the Cubs will pay the bulk of what is left on Soriano's contract. " It's not a bad deal if this is true. They Yankees need offense badly.

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July 23, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Can Soriano play third?

Exactly. Nor can he platoon at first.

The Yanks were not set up for this transition now. Hal is a fool.

July 23, 2013  09:48 AM ET

The Cubs should not just give Soriano away. He's been a professional about a lot of things on the North side. Good teammate for the younger players too while playing hurt. Don't just give this guy away. The Yanks have a bombed out farm systems so not sure what they have and or willing to send over for Sori.

July 23, 2013  09:54 AM ET

I can only hope that this actually happens. Then the Cubs can finally get the youth movement going in LF.

July 23, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Anybody, almost, is better than Hafner and usually Wells. And that includes minor league players brought up. If Hafner does not get released after this weekend, or most certainly when Granderson returns, then they just don't really care to be any better.

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July 23, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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Gotta do what you gotta do....although it is too little too late...Yanks are done!!

That is what I see. Too much to fix.

 
July 23, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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How about them Mariners !!!Seven in a row !!

Tampa and Baltimore are the teams to beat in the East.

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