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New York Yankees
For the second straight Soriano, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was overruled by Yankees ownership. Assuming it came from Hal Steinbrenner, but the Yankees owner advised Cashman to pull the trigger on acquiring Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano.
Back in 2011, the Yankees had lost out in the chase for pitcher Cliff Lee who had eventually signed back with the Phillies. With the money that they would have used on signing Lee, they used on relief pitcher Rafael Soriano. Cashman did recognize Soriano as an elite relief pitcher but did not share the same desire as Yankees ownership in bring Soriano on board. The signing eventually proved beneficial last season when Soriano took over as closer when Mariano Rivera was lost for the season due to injury.
The Yankees did not give up much for Alfonso Soriano. They actually do not take on that much money in Soriano’s remaining $24-plus million on his current deal through next season. Per Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Cashman had the followin...
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A Yankees fan with a homemade sign welcoming back Alfonso Soriano —after a 10-year leave — had his big moment on the Jumbotron video-bombed by his annoying pal.
There was a nice welcome during the left fielder's intro before his first at-bat wearing pinstripes after his trade back to Yankee Stadium. Picked out of the crowd by the TV booth was the guy holding the simple...
And the drama with the Yankees continues.
GM Grain Cashman was overruled by ownership during the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano, according to the New York Post.
"I would say we are in a desperate time," Cashman told the Post. "Ownership wants to go for it. I didn't want to give up a young arm [Corey Black]. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense...
As we reported earlier this week, the New York Yankees are in the process of acquiring Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and Cubs manager Dale Sveum now says the trade is “99 percent done.” Soriano was removed from the lineup by Sveum prior to Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sveum also claimed the New York Yankees were the only team he knew of...
There is no doubt that Brian Cashman has had his fill with Alex Rodriguez. The New York Yankes GM never wanted to sign him the enormous deal, and would love to see the Yanks move on completely from him. Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen, barring a lifetime ban from baseball due to A-Rod’s involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Until that happens, which it may never come...
According to a report by Brian Kotloff of Sports Illustrated via Joel Sherman of the New York Post, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, was told to go ahead with the trade for Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, although he was against it.
Cashman would not directly confirm what he advised Hal Steinbrenner, but told The Post: “I would say we are in a desperate...
The Yankees and Cubs have officially agreed to deal that will send Alfonso Soriano back to The Bronx where he started his career.
The Yankees will pay $8-12 million of the $24.5 million still owed the outfielder over the next season and a half. In exchange the Cubs will get a mid-level prospect or two. There has been speculation the deal would include minor league pitcher Chase...
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The return of Alfonso Soriano on Friday and Derek Jeter on Sunday failed to help the team win the series but the team took a giant step in improving their roster. The Yankees lost a series to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 this past weekend but one by one, the Yankees roster is starting look like how it was originally meant to be.
(AP Photo/Ron Frehm)According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees have acquired outfielder (and former Pinstriped Poser) Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs for prospects. The deal only needs approval from the Commissioner's office. Soriano is hitting .254 this year with 17 home runs in 93 games for the Cubs. Since June 28th, Soriano has more home runs than the entire Yankee team...
After nine seasons away from the team that signed him as a 22-year old out of Japan, Alfonso Soriano has returned home to the Bronx.
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio, the Yankees and Cubs have completed a deal that sends the veteran outfielder to New York in exchange for a mid-level prospect who is not yet known. Because Soriano has 10-and-5 rights (10 years...
Corey Black, 21, gets us Alfonso Soriano, 37. Thank God El Duque and Alphonso are away, or we'd be in for 20,000 words. Here's Soriano homering for the Yankees in a World Series played all the way back when TV screens were narrow:
The New York Yankees have already made a big splash at the trade deadline by acquiring the hottest bat in Alfonso Soriano. Soriano’s right-handed bat with pop is something sorely needed in New York, and the Bronx Bombers will need to improve at catcher and third base along with the right-handed side of its lineup even more so if it wants to compete.
While New York is not in a desperate...
Chicago Cubs fans know that their team will always keep them on their toes. In the last week the team traded away ace pitcher Matt Garza for a handful of prospects, and also traded away slugger Alfonso Soriano in a peculiar deal. That same trade left only Jeff Samardzija as the only remaining member from the 2008 team that won 97 games. Also, the team welcomed prospect Junior Lake...
Aaron Hill drove in two runs with a homer and double, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night and a split of their four-game series.
Cole Gillespie got the start in left field for the Cubs after Alfonso Soriano was removed from the lineup, pending completion of a trade to the New York Yankees. Soriano had yet to be dealt by the conclusion...
Ben and Sam discuss whether an owner overruling a GM can ever be a good thing, then revisit the Tigers` decision to extend Justin Verlander well before he was a free agent.