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Report: Soriano trade nearly complete

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alfonso Soriano has been scratched from the Cubs lineup. Chicago reporters are saying that Cubs manager Dale Sveum has confirmed that a trade to the Yankees is nearly complete.

UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: Still waiting to hear something on the Yankees end. Buster Olney says it will be a “lower-level pitching prospect” going to Chicago, and that the Cubs will pick up most of the salary. Have to believe Soriano would immediately step in as the Yankees cleanup hitter, sandwiched between Cano and Overbay?

UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: Just a reminder, the Yankees actually have an open 40-man spot, so they would only need to clear a 25-man spot if these deal becomes finalized.

UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: Just heard from a Yankees source who said the deal is “not done yet, but close.”

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130 Responses to “Report: Soriano trade nearly complete”

  1. Captain Clutch July 25th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Soriano and Granderson will have to be spaced out in the lineup. I am glad the Yanks will have both but that is a lot of swings and misses and strike outs.

  2. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    On the one hand I’m glad they are adding a righty power bat.

    And on the other I’m hoping they didn’t give away too much to get him.

    Guess we’ll find out real soon.

    ;)

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 25th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Just hope we are not sending anyone even remotely valuable back the other way.

    Money and low level prospects, ok can’t hurt.

  5. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    The Yankees are close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs.
    The news comes from Cubs manager Dale Sveum, who said that was the reason Soriano was a late scratch from Thursday’s lineup. It’s not clear at this point who the Cubs will receive in return or how much of Soriano’s salary they’ll have to eat. Soriano should play left field for the Bombers for now and then take over as the primary DH after Curtis Granderson returns.

  6. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    lets just hope he can hit a breaking ball

  7. Captain Clutch July 25th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    @Buster_ESPN

    Cubs would get a lower-tier pitching prospect if they finish the Soriano deal with the Yankees. They are waiting for his formal waiver.

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 25th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I WILL watch Sori’s first game back, that’s for sure!

  9. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    lets bring back Ted Lilly

  10. Captain Clutch July 25th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Now the question is how much of his contract for next year are the Yanks paying.

  11. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    “Tar, it’s also possible that they are saying what they think they should as opposed to what they really feel.

    They were asked the question, they didn’t just come up and volunteer information.

    Nobody really knows how they feel.”

    Baloney! I know how they feel, because they said exactly how they feel. You can be blinded by hate and choose to not believe Andy and Mo, I will take that at their word.

  12. mick July 25th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Do you think Andy only used ONCE?

  13. G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    joeman,

    Sori never could hit a breaking ball but neither could Swisher or Tex. He, like them, can hit hr’s and that’s brtter than Hafner right now.

  14. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Looks like Romine might be hitting his way into a little more playing time.

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 25th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Tar – then do it. I don’t have to, and I don’t feel incredibly high emotion about believing it or not believing it. I think they are stretching the truth and being politic in the process. As my father always used to say, you jig your way and I’ll jig mine.

  16. Captain Clutch July 25th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    It’s time to fire up the Steinbrenner jet to Arizona and get Soriano here asap

  17. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    joeman,

    Sori never could hit a breaking ball but neither could Swisher or Tex. He, like them, can hit hr’s and that’s brtter than Hafner right now.

    ————————–
    for sure

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 25th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    “Baloney! I know how they feel, because they said exactly how they feel.”

    Now now, you’re smarter than that. You can’t read everyone’s mind and say you know how they feel just because someone spoke words! You believe that’s how they feel, go for it!

    I don’t necessarily think it’s how they feel.

    Opinon, opinion, opinion!

  19. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    so next years DH & OF is all locked in..

    Irchio
    Wells
    Gardner
    Soriano

  20. mick July 25th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Hafner is a goner. Jeter and Soriano are your new DH’s.
    Throw in Nunez as he must hit every day.

  21. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    “Do you think Andy only used ONCE?”

    Why, you trying to figure out how many stakes and wood you are going to need? Or maybe just rope for the lynchings at dawn!

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 25th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Are you thinking Huma Abedin has truly forgiven that buzzard Anthony Weiner? She says she has.

    Get my point?

  23. mick July 25th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    How anybody can make Arod the underdog is beyond me.
    Anyone rallying behind him is a fool.

  24. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    mick July 25th, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    Don’t know why but Kay is livid with Arod.
    Maybe he was snubbed for Francesa.
    =====================================

    Francesa didn’t have an axe to grind……other than being a LT Yankee fan – Mike isn’t tied as any type of employee to the Yanks

    Mike wins.

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 25th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    All I have to say about the current goings on is this:

    WELCOME HOME SORI!

    Have a great night y’all!

    :)

  26. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Why, you trying to figure out how many stakes and wood you are going to need?
    ===============================
    That used to happen in you rneck of the woods.
    Have some bad chicken tonight?

  27. LGY July 25th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Trisha wants ARod to get hit by a bus? Seriously deranged.

    Her and C R 9 really are meant to be.

  28. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    “I don’t necessarily think it’s how they feel.

    Opinon, opinion, opinion!”

    “Said Rivera: “He’s my teammate. He’s my brother. I’m not saying he did or didn’t do it, but if it happens, I can’t throw him in the street. He’s still my brother. … I don’t know what happened with Alex. He’s my teammate and I have to support him 100 percent.”

    You are blinded by hate

  29. jlyanks85 July 25th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Is soriano better against left or right handeders? Since he does have a OBP of .287 but has 17 homers which is more than anybody on our team other than cano.

  30. jlyanks85 July 25th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    *handers

  31. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Sori is hitting much better vs RH pitching than left.
    And better than Hafner vs both, so say bye bye travis.

  32. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Dodgers Designate Ted Lilly For Assignment

    Nothing to get excited about….just an FYI

  33. G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Here’s what Soriano does for the lineup. You bat him behind Cano. Cano has to get pitched to. If he doesn’t, then they have to pitch to Soriano with Cano on base and usually that means he’ll get a cookie or two per at bat in that scenario as walking 2 batters in an inning usually isn’t a very good strategy.

    Yeah, he’ll K a lot, but he’ll also get Cano pitches to hit or get himself fastballs.

    Get a healthy Jeter back and go get another good hitter plus Grandy and we should be in the playoffs.

  34. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Good evening everyone,

    I pass on commenting on the Arod saga… Just keep it private and do whatever they have to do… But enough of the circus.

    About Soriano…. Meh, but I guess it’s better than no move at all… The problem IMO is that his swing has so many holes that you can use it as a battlefield in a movie… Another hairy monster, but at least is better than our zeros currently taking space in the roster… I hope that whatever they are giving up is inconsecuential for the Yankees future… We have a saying down here that says “Chivo que se devuelve se esnuca”… A rather free translation would be that a goat that backs up from his way, usually breaks it’s neck… This is the Yankees backing up from their way, let’s hope they don’t break their necks in the process

  35. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    “That used to happen in you rneck of the woods.
    Have some bad chicken tonight?”

    I have a problem with lynch mobs. Especially in a situation as stupid as this.

  36. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    If Olney is correct that would great.

    A total win for the Yankees.

    Sounds like Epstein just wanted to clean house a little.

    Soriano has a NTC so maybe Epstein’s options were limited.

  37. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    So no fan has a right to say anything bad about your boy Tar?

  38. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    G. Love-

    And that’s where one Phil Hughes comes in.

    ;)

  39. jlyanks85 July 25th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I wonder if this is it for moves to be made. Since the yanks need a lot more than soriano to make this offense a playoff contending lineup.

  40. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    If Olney is correct that would great.
    ============
    what did he say mtu?

  41. chicken_stanley July 25th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Mick – paraphasing my post from last thread… I’m not an Arod fan; that being said, no one is a fool at this point… none of us know the whole story… maybe soon, however.

  42. G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Another bat or two and we might actually have a middle of the order by the trade deadline. Remember what that felt like?

  43. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Mick-

    “Buster Olney says it will be a “lower-level pitching prospect” going to Chicago, and that the Cubs will pick up most of the salary.”.

    :)

  44. implosion July 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Arod + Bus = Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  45. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Does Wigginton have anything left?

  46. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    “So no fan has a right to say anything bad about your boy Tar?”

    You have a right to say anything you want, I have a right to quote Mo and Andy to rebut it.

    “My boy”….. not a good implication there, mick.

  47. implosion July 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Arod+Quicksand= Heaven

  48. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    SORIANO:

    vs RHP ….241 AB…11-38 … .245 (.276 obp) .

    vs LHP……121 AB…6-13 …… .273 (.310 obp)

    RISP = .242

  49. implosion July 25th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Arod+Stray bullet= Bliss

  50. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Wasn’t Chase Whitley the pitcher mentioned in the deal.

  51. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    “My boy”….. not a good implication there, mick.
    ==============================
    maybe in your neck of the woods.

  52. implosion July 25th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Boo Arod. Boo anyone you want at any game you want and don’t let these bullies tell you that idiots boo a home town player. Giants fans should have booed Bonds but they acted like fools and drank the Cool Aid. We wise be tough and boo this piece of crap out of town.

  53. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    G. Love July 25th, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    Here’s what Soriano does for the lineup. You bat him behind Cano. Cano has to get pitched to. If he doesn’t, then they have to pitch to Soriano with Cano on base and usually that means he’ll get a cookie or two per at bat in that scenario as walking 2 batters in an inning usually isn’t a very good strategy.

    Yeah, he’ll K a lot, but he’ll also get Cano pitches to hit or get himself fastballs.

    Get a healthy Jeter back and go get another good hitter plus Grandy and we should be in the playoffs.
    —————————————–

    Relatively simple to understand – why would any Yankee fan oppose this deal ???

  54. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
    vs RHP as RHB 85 254 241 59 15 1 11 38 2 3 8 56 .245 .276 .452 .728 109 7 3 0 2 0 4 .273 93 106
    vs LHP as RHB 60 129 121 33 9 0 6 13 8 2 7 33 .273 .310 .496 .806 60 2 0 0 1 2 1 .325 114 118

    His Hrs are 11 vs RH, 6 vs LH
    RBI 38 RH, 6 LH

  55. Jerkface July 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Soriano is hitting .254 .287 .467 .754, why would they have to pitch to Cano in any situation? Especially when Soriano can be beat out of the strike zone anyways since he doesnt walk.

  56. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Relatively simple to understand – why would any Yankee fan oppose this deal ???
    ==================
    b/c they are perfectionist naysayers

  57. j9d July 25th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Agree. If Cubs are picking up most of his salary as reported, what is the issue? What magic did you think would happen?

  58. Chip July 25th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    My guess is that Chase Whitley goes the other way and that they send Thomas Neal back to AAA to clear the 25 man spot.

  59. Giuseppe Franco July 25th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    So let me get this straight….

    The guy who says that people who engage in juvenile behavior at a baseball game is a bully but the nutjob who threatens to throw batteries at a ballplayer and later wishes A-Rod dead is just a big Yankee fan?

    WTF is wrong with people?

  60. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    “My boy”….. not a good implication there, mick.
    ==============================
    maybe in your neck of the woods.”

    Anywhere Mick.

    And Last I checked I was living in the USA, or is it the South that you have a problem with?

  61. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Jerkface July 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    Soriano is hitting .254 .287 .467 .754, why would they have to pitch to Cano in any situation? Especially when Soriano can be beat out of the strike zone anyways since he doesnt walk.

    ==================================

    He is over 35, swings for the fences with little regard of the strike zone and has plenty of holes in his swing… He fits perfectly in to the new Yankee mold… Not to mention that he would be a member of the scrap heap bin if it wasn’t for that contract of his

  62. Chip July 25th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Jerkface July 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    Soriano is hitting .254 .287 .467 .754, why would they have to pitch to Cano in any situation? Especially when Soriano can be beat out of the strike zone anyways since he doesnt walk.
    ——————–

    Last Yankee right hander to hit a HR was Nix over a month ago.

    Is Soriano the best solution? Nope. Is he the best solution right now? Yup.

  63. chicken_stanley July 25th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Jerkface July 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Soriano is hitting .254 .287 .467 .754, why would they have to pitch to Cano in any situation? Especially when Soriano can be beat out of the strike zone anyways since he doesnt walk

    ——–

    Fair enough. But at least he is able to capitalize on mistakes… how many in the lineup now can claim that?

  64. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Chase Whitley is at AAA.

    He does not fit the description given by Olney of a “lower-level” player.

    That sounds like someone from A ball, or even lower.

    ;)

  65. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    “Relatively simple to understand – why would any Yankee fan oppose this deal ???”

    Well at least we can be SURE, that he has never used PEDS………

  66. Chip July 25th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    MTU –

    Low level could describe ceiling rather than current assignment level.

  67. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Anywhere Mick.
    ===========
    Now you are stretching the truth. Go take a nap, sounds like you woke up on wrong side of the bed again.

  68. Pat M. July 25th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Something of a Yankee last stand of sorts. Man, there’s going to be just a ton of dead wood in camp next February. Wonder if Sori is still swing that 36 oz Louisville Slugger as he chases crap down and away. He can still drive mistakes up and in though. Whatever , go Yanks !!!!

  69. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    “Relatively simple to understand – why would any Yankee fan oppose this deal ???”

    Well at least we can be SURE, that he has never used PEDS………

    =============================

    Really? ;)

  70. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    Jerkface July 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    Soriano is hitting .254 .287 .467 .754, why would they have to pitch to Cano in any situation? Especially when Soriano can be beat out of the strike zone anyways since he doesnt walk.

    ==================================

    He is over 35, swings for the fences with little regard of the strike zone and has plenty of holes in his swing… He fits perfectly in to the new Yankee mold… Not to mention that he would be a member of the scrap heap bin if it wasn’t for that contract of his
    =====================================

    OK – I’ll bite — who do you propose there is to take on this role
    (if we do, in fact, get him)….?

    …and how are we going to get this player ???

  71. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Soriano for almost no money and a lower prospect is worth it.

  72. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    No naps Mick. But a nice a shower and a cold beer are on the agenda.

  73. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    And Last I checked I was living in the USA, or is it the South that you have a problem with?
    =======================
    Nah, I know plenty of people in Brooklyn.

  74. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    OK – I’ll bite — who do you propose there is to take on this role
    (if we do, in fact, get him)….?
    ===============
    UpState-Don’t bite.
    They will always try to rain on your parade.

  75. Jerkface July 25th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Soriano is better than someone like lillibridge or Mesa, but like OPS at .750 isnt a solution.

  76. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    OK – I’ll bite — who do you propose there is to take on this role
    (if we do, in fact, get him)….?
    ===============
    UpState-Don’t bite.
    They will always try to rain on your parade.
    ======================================

    Nooooo – he may have an excellent & better alternative that I haven’t thought about yet…..

    Willing to listen….being fair…..

  77. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Well at least we can be SURE, that he has never used PEDS………
    =======================
    When you realize that it’s more than just the PEDS with Afraud than you will understand the majority of Yankee fans who are fed up with him.

    But you won’t…

  78. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    :D

    I’m ok with Sori, if little to nothing is going back the other way. Has to better than what we have.

  79. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Upstate,

    I am not in the camp of getting players to make a run… I am on the rebuilding crowd… if they want to prolong the agony, Soriano is probably their best bet… I don’t think he is a huge upgrade from what we have, but he is a little better.. I just think that they should think about the future rather than the season at hand

    If they don’t touch the future, I am ok with whatever they do

  80. Yankee Trader July 25th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Joel De La Cruz, pitcher in Tampa might be the lower level prospect

  81. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Chip-

    It could if that was what Olney said.

    He didn’t say “Low level”. He said “Lower-level”.

    We’ll see. Maybe he just isn’t precise with his terminology.

    ;)

  82. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    … if they want to prolong the agony,
    ==========================
    what agony?

  83. chicken_stanley July 25th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    And Last I checked I was living in the USA, or is it the South that you have a problem with?
    =======================
    Nah, I know plenty of people in Brooklyn.

    —–

    Cmon, Mick! Us Hillbillys aint so bad! I tellya what… next time ya’ll are around, we’ll roast a varmit next to the cement pond! :)

  84. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    we’ll roast a varmit next to the cement pond! :)
    ==================
    If the cement pond is what we call a urinal or maybe you call it an outhose, than No Thanks :)

  85. Howler July 25th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I’d rather try Soriano and a give up a lower prospect and see what the results might bring rather than have to give up something more with just minor improvements over what you’ll be getting back in return. There is also no saying what other moves might be made, for what the team has right now, what they’re getting and what they’re giving up if Soriano’s name wasn’t attached to it, and just the numbers, some people would be thrilled.

  86. Yankee Trader July 25th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Joel De La Cruz stats

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....pid=503444

    This is just a guess based on an earlier rumor of who the Cubs might want from Tampa.

  87. Tar July 25th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    “When you realize that it’s more than just the PEDS with Afraud than you will understand the majority of Yankee fans who are fed up with him.”

    When you realize that I could care less about all that crap, than you will understand why I am not fake morally outraged like the lynch mob you hang with.

    Is he a good teammate? Does he work hard? I she a really smart baseball player? does he really want to win? Does he sometimes say and do stupid things?

    Yes to all, now ask me which ones I care about.

  88. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    hey chicken-are you near JMU in Va?

  89. exiledintampa July 25th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Thursday, 8:00pm: According to Cubs manager Dale Sveum, the deal is “99%” complete, as Soriano has been scratched from the lineup and is saying his goodbyes. Reports say Chicago will pick up $25 million of Sori’s remaining $36 million on his contract. In exchange, the Yankees are rumored to be sending prospects Joel De La Cruz and Chase Whitley to the Windy City.

  90. j9d July 25th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Will those criticizing a Soriano deal w little cash and a low prospect (assuming what has been reported is correct…a big assume) please offer a constructive and realistic alternative? No one is expecting Soriano to do too much but he is certainly an alternative that looks a better than many in the lineup today.

  91. Yankee Trader July 25th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Can Soriano, who came up as a SS, play third and first! :)

  92. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Can you name any ballplayers who don’t work hard, really want to win, etc…?
    Didn’t think so…
    Yankee fans dislike Arod yet Boston fans adored Manny.
    Can you tell me why?

  93. implosion July 25th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Alex Rodriguez is trying to destroy the Yankees. With his lies, his drug use and his insanity. Many of you support him and side with him. I have little or no respect for the organization but love my team. I hate the piggish attitude of corp. Yankeedom, I hate the prices and most of all I hate the attitude. But all that pales in comparison to the total and complete hatred I have towards Arod. There is not a more disgusting human in all of sports that is not in jail. He is not a father to his kids, he is just a scumbag. Plain and simple. The Yankees should just pay him all the money owed and be done with this. If he gets suspended and they save a few bucks then great. He will NEVER be invited to Texas, New York or Seattle to be involved in any activity. He will go away and rot to death.

  94. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Tar,

    He plays hard, he want’s to win and he is a smart player ( on the field ) would be the things I care… I have the feeling that you would be on that boat as well

  95. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    Upstate,

    I am not in the camp of getting players to make a run… I am on the rebuilding crowd… if they want to prolong the agony, Soriano is probably their best bet… I don’t think he is a huge upgrade from what we have, but he is a little better.. I just think that they should think about the future rather than the season at hand

    If they don’t touch the future, I am ok with whatever they do

    ==========================================

    Alot of us dont want to tank the season.
    We’re only a few out of the WC.
    If we can make it….hey – if our pitching is on…..we’ll be a team that others won’t want to face.
    If Cashman can add some ‘hungry’ rentals without messing with 189 – alot of us would welcome the attempt !
    I don’t think he’ll trade away a ‘top prospect’ (which I’m not confident on who they exactly are; no Mike Trout in the wings for us)…

    But try ! (and maintain 189, as instructed)

  96. igotid88 July 25th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    How do we know Soriano won’t bat 3rd and Cano cleanup?

  97. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Can Soriano, who came up as a SS, play third and first!
    =================
    He couldn’t even play 2nd. So the answer is that he can hit and will most likely DH.

  98. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    If that’s the deal I’m fine with it.

    They pick up most of the money and we give them two guys who we can afford to part with.

  99. chicken_stanley July 25th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Mick – about 2.5 hours sw of JMU… By the way, the urinal comment really made me laugh!!!

  100. eb03 July 25th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Does anyone else appreciate the genius of the Red Sox postponing tonight’s game against the Rays because the Rays are hot, with very little rain in the forecast…. while the then-struggling Yankees played a game against the Red Sox with rain in the forecast, and lost 3-0 in 6 or 7 innings.

  101. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    j9d,

    Nobody is against the trade per se… Just not thrilled by it… I mean, another past his prime vet with little patience at the plate that hits a few homers… What’s to be thrilled about? or why do we need to praise the FO from such a move?

  102. Yankee Trader July 25th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Posting De La Cruz stats again

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....pid=503444

    Still need a catcher, despite Romine’s three hits today, a right handed bat to play first and a third baseman.

  103. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Soriano coming means hafner had to go no?

  104. Hans Davenport July 25th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Is Neal still on the 25 man? I haven’t seen him get into a game yet. If he is on the roster he goes back to Scranton. Hafner will stay when Soriano gets to the Yankees.

  105. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I cant see hafner surviving soriano, then jeter, then arod, the granderson.

    All these guys need dh time, but all can contribute offensively.

  106. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    YT-

    That would certainly plug a few more holes.

    ;)

  107. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I mean defensively.

  108. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    They pick up most of the money and we give them two guys who we can afford to part with.
    ===================
    mtu

    i heard only one guy.

  109. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    ========================

    I am fine with your position… Just not thrilled by the addition… I still have nightmares of the 2003 WS and Soriano swinging at a pitch over his head in a 3-2 count!

  110. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I think wells will get some time at first base too

  111. Yankee Trader July 25th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Seems pitchers other than Hughes are getting more press as potential starters that teams are interested in trading for.

  112. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    j9d,

    Nobody is against the trade per se… Just not thrilled by it… I mean, another past his prime vet with little patience at the plate that hits a few homers… What’s to be thrilled about? or why do we need to praise the FO from such a move?
    =========================================

    No it’s not Mike Trout…but it shows they’re trying their best to make favorable deals to try to get to the post-season without messing with 189.

    I understand you’d like to tank the season; but alot of us would HATE to do that…

    Now I’ll wait for the ‘horrible injustice and crushing impact’ comments from …..

    the trading of Chase Whitley and whomever….

  113. chicken_stanley July 25th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Luis – don’t need to praise the FO… marginal move. BUT its a marginal move that could make the rest of the season interesting.

    I don’t disagree… we are at a crossroads. But I don’t really think there’s a lot that can be done to change that this year, whether its buy, sell, or stand pat. So, to me, an incremental upgrade is a good thing.

  114. EndlessMike July 25th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Would have nice to get one of those infielders the Cubs have stockpiled.

  115. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Mick-

    Check “exiled in tampa’s” post @ 8:36

    ;)

  116. mikelf July 25th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Ooh, it will be like old times! Maybe they can bring back Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui also!

  117. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Reports say Chicago will pick up $25 million of Sori’s remaining $36 million on his contract.
    ===================
    wasn’t it a lot more the 1st time we heard rumor of it?

  118. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    YT-

    “Seems pitchers other than Hughes are getting more press as potential starters that teams are interested in trading for.”

    All talk and posturing at this point.

    Hughes stock has risen now that Garza is a Ranger.

    I still think he moves by the deadline.

  119. j9d July 25th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Luis
    “Nobody is against the trade per se… Just not thrilled by it… I mean, another past his prime vet with little patience at the plate that hits a few homers… What’s to be thrilled about? or why do we need to praise the FO from such a ”

    That was pretty milk toast. I’m asking what you would do to try to make the playoffs this year?

  120. austinmac July 25th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    It is a good deal if it doesn’t impact them financially in 2014 and we gave up no one with a very high ceiling. Plus, if they are going for it, they need more. I have always cringed watching him hit, but he is Ruth compared to many in the lineup.

  121. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    This is what I just read:

    The Cubs are expected to receive a Class-A pitcher and pay most of the remainder of Soriano’s contract, which runs through 2014. Soriano is owed around $6 million in 2013 and $18 million in 2014.

  122. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    EndlessMike July 25th, 2013 at 8:48 pm
    Would have nice to get one of those infielders the Cubs have stockpiled.
    ========================================

    Yes it would have….but we’d have to likely part with one of our ‘comparable prospects’…..and the prospect huggers would go ballistic…

    I’m pretty sure Cashman is got quite a few proposals on his desk….mostly NOT in our favor…I like to think he’s trying !!!

  123. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    New post —–>

  124. ac1 July 25th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Grandy will play lf, sori will dh and wells will platoon 1b with overbay.

  125. Hans Davenport July 25th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I cant see hafner surviving soriano, then jeter, then arod, the granderson.

    All these guys need dh time, but all can contribute offensively.

    Ultimately in the future, if and when Jeter, Alex and Curtis join the roster, then yes, Travis Hafner is gone. However the Yankees are not sending him anywhere when thy have a minor league player they can send down. I’m certain Joe Genius thinks “Haffy is having trouble with LH pitching. That’s why we got Sori.”
    He doesn’t even need to make up a nickname for Soriano.

  126. Yankee Trader July 25th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Luis-

    This will make you feel better about Soriano. Game 7 of 2001 WS, 8th inning

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....e-1.953095

  127. luis July 25th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    chicken_stanley July 25th, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    Luis – don’t need to praise the FO… marginal move. BUT its a marginal move that could make the rest of the season interesting.

    I don’t disagree… we are at a crossroads. But I don’t really think there’s a lot that can be done to change that this year, whether its buy, sell, or stand pat. So, to me, an incremental upgrade is a good thing.

    ===========================

    I hope you are right bro… This season has been very boring except April and some games where the rookies play ( I never miss a Nova start for example )… it’s just that I have had enough of the scrap heap thing… I do think they could make some bold moves to improve the long term situation of the team… But yeah, I agree that they won’t do them and I am not sure that i want this FO to do those moves either… So maybe, this is the best that can happen?

  128. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Joe has been sitting Hafner against rightys lately and if he keeps him around for late inning PH duties he can keep that bench job.

  129. mick July 25th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    wells will platoon 1b with overbay.
    ===================
    no way
    overbay

  130. cs in la July 25th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    It’s interesting that we lost Sori in 2003 in a trade for Arod.

    And now, Soriano is back and Arod is……

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