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There’s been a lot of talk today about Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and his willingness to be traded to the New York Yankees. The Chicago Tribune has a great story up tonight that gives a great look into what’s taking place between the Cubs an Soriano.
Epstein said there will be no official notice on his decision until Thursday at the earliest.
“He asked for a couple days to think about it,” Epstein said. “He said he’ll get back to us in a couple days and let us know where he’ll go, if anywhere, and then at that point it’s up to us if we want to move forward and finalize a deal.”
Soriano confirmed the Yankees are on the list of team’s he’d be willing to go to. He spoke with his family, and said they “support me” in any decision he makes.
“I’m 37,” Soriano said. “I want one more chance to go to the World Series. If (the Cubs) don’t have that on their mind, (and) they’re preparing the team for 2015 or 2016, it’s too late for me. At the same time, I try to be a champion here. If not, I’ve got to try and do that with another team.”
Would Soriano say “no” to the Yankees?
“No, no, no, no,” he said. (Chicago Tribune)
There’s a lot more in the article but what impressed me the most is what Soriano said about the Cubs and their future. If he is traded he wants the team to take as long as possible to make sure they get the possible deal. He appreciated the respect the team showed him and he’s willing to take his time making his decision to ensure they get the best deal possible.
Soriano said there is no rush on making a decision and he wants the Cubs to get the best offer.
“We’re got six, seven days,” he said. “So I think the best chance, the best offer for them, that’s what they want to take. We’ll see. There’s no rush.” (Chicago Tribune)
People have also talked about how his first stint with the Yankees wasn’t always the best. Isn’t that the case with every player though? Who is ALWAYS happy with the team they’re playing for? Soriano put all that talk to rest though by saying that’s the place he’d like to be IF it’s the best deal the Cubbies can get.
Soriano started out on the Yankees, and said Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera are still good friends, as is Robinson Cano.
“We’re from the same town,” he said. “I think I could not feel better with any other team because I was part of the family before with the Yankees.”(Chicago Tribune)
So there a lot of questions that remain.
What will the best possible deal for the Cubs be?
Will it actually be the Yankees?
Theo Epstein has said other teams have been calling?
Will Soriano stand by his word and go to the place that gives the Cubs the best return?
Should be an interesting few days in the Windy City.
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