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Multiple teams calling about Alfonso Soriano

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11:20 AM ET 07.24 | There were reports that the New York Yankees were close to deal with the Chicago Cubs to bring Alfonso Soriano back to the Bronx. However as the day crept forward, it came out that the two sides were in fact not close to a deal. Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said they aren't the only team to call about Soriano as well. Soriano would have to waive a no-trade clause for the deal, reports indicate that he would be willing, if a return to the Yankees was in the work.

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July 24, 2013  08:22 PM ET

Go Cubbies!

July 24, 2013  08:28 PM ET

Not gonna lie. I've been surprised that Soriano has stayed as relevant as he has since becoming a Cub. Thought it was all downhill once he was booted out of NY. I was wrong.

More surprising is the fact that he's turned himself into a passable fielder in the late stages of his career.

I wanted to say something snarky about Soriano, the Cubs, and the Yanks, but I cant. Soriano is a decent to good player and he does still have value to a contender.

July 24, 2013  08:29 PM ET

Guess I could find something snarky to say about the Cubs after all but what's the point?

Gramps always told me not to beat a dead horse. Cubs are clearly a dead horse.

July 24, 2013  08:31 PM ET

Ok, maybe one snarky comment.

Cubs should've traded Starlin years ago when he still offered value to someone. Dude has taken a complete nosedive off a cliff. Pretty sure Sveum hates the kid, and understandably so.

July 24, 2013  08:31 PM ET

In hindsight that wasn't even snarky. It was kicking a guy while he's down, though.

Oh well.

July 24, 2013  08:32 PM ET

Quad, snitches.

July 24, 2013  08:32 PM ET

Flip, flip, flipadelphia!

July 24, 2013  08:40 PM ET

Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said they aren't the only team to call about Soriano as well.

Theo's just driving up his asking price from the Yanks.

July 25, 2013  12:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said they aren't the only team to call about Soriano as well.Theo's just driving up his asking price from the Yanks.

Wouldn't doubt it.

Then again, Soriano is probably wanted by a few other teams. Could be true.

July 25, 2013  08:47 AM ET

I thought maybe the Yankees were trying to form a seniors team, with all of the players the Yankees have that are in their mid 30s or older. Soriana is 36 or 37.

July 25, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I thought maybe the Yankees were trying to form a seniors team, with all of the players the Yankees have that are in their mid 30s or older. Soriana is 36 or 37.

Who cares if he can still play? Imagine if your employers thought the same thing about age in your workplace..

July 25, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said they aren't the only team to call about Soriano as well.Theo's just driving up his asking price from the Yanks.

Theo is a punk...I'm glad to see him rot in Chicago.

 
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