Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 1/15/12
Bruce Levine on ESPN:Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have been trying to move Soriano, who is owed $54 million over the next three years, since December, according to major league sources. The sources say the Cubs have talked to as many as eight teams, mostly in the American League.(snip)"I won't go to just any team. I want to be with a contender. I also want to be in the playoffs again. So I'd have to be comfortable with both the team and the city I get traded to."In 2011, Soriano had his best run-production season since signing an eight-year, $136 million contract with the Cubs in November of 2006, posting 26 home runs and 88 RBIs. His Wikipedia entry is worth a read too; here is a key passage.During the first few weeks of the 2008 season with the Cubs, Soriano struggled. He was only hitting .190 at the time he was put on the DL with a bad leg. After being activated, Soriano got off to a quick start, raising his average to .280 and ...
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