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Alfonso Soriano was waiting around the phones prior to Tuesday’s MLB Trade Deadline, just wondering whether or not he would be traded to a contender. The 4 PM deadline came and went, and Soriano remained in blue pinstripes. But it was not because he didn’t want to leave. The 36-year-old outfielder is still owed $44 million over the next two plus seasons. That is not exactly an attractive contract for teams to have to absorb for an aging outfielder who is probably more suited to serve as a designated hitter. Still, Soriano can put up some crooked numbers, causing many teams to inquire as to what it would cost to acquire him. Given the fact that Soriano is still in a Cubs uniform, one can figure one of a few things happened. First, the Cubs are asking for too much in return for one of their better, albeit more expensive players. Maybe they felt he should fetch at least a prospect or two in return. Second, the Cubs may not have been willing to pay as much of Soriano’s sala...
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