Cubs fan nearly causes Bartman-like incident for Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano (GIFs)

Despite a Chicago Cubs fan’s best — or worst — efforts, New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano somehow managed to snag a foul popup during the sixth inning in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader after chasing it down near where the left field line and the seats almost meet in Yankee Stadium. What makes […] The post Cubs fan nearly causes Bartman-like incident...
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Yankees' Alfonso Soriano hitless in first 16 at-bats to begin season

Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-4 in the Yankees’ 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays Saturday to extend his hitless streak to 16 plate appearances to begin the season, the longest current stretch in the major leagues. Soriano, 38, is just one of two major-league starting position players not to reach base yet this season. Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is the other. “As soon as I get my first...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Opening Day Lineup

In case you missed it, the New York Yankees have finalized their opening day roster. We’re less than 24 hours away from cleats hitting the dirt, balls hitting the grass, and the season getting underway. As you all already know, CC Sabathia will be the starting pitcher. But here’s the lineup: 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF 2. Derek Jeter, SS 3. Carlos Beltran, RF 4...
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Soriano dealing with a ‘tight’ right shoulder

The ice pack strapped to Alfonso Soriano’s throwing shoulder was a sign that all is not OK with the Yankees’ outfielder/designated hitter. “I started it last week, about five days ago,’’ Soriano said of the postgame ice program. “It was a little tight because I hadn’t thrown in so long.’’ A nasty flu slowed Soriano at the start of camp and the shoulder only hurt...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano At First Base? Yankees Have Kicked Around The Idea

Alfonso Soriano as back-up first baseman? Hardball Talk posted a link yesterday to a story by ESPN NY's Andrew Marchand, which quotes manager Joe Girardi as saying the Yankees "have kicked [the idea] around a little bit." Really?That's as bad as thinking about moving him back to second base. Alfonso Soriano is 37 years old and hasn't played in the infield regularly...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Spotlight: Alfonso Soriano

Despite being 38 years old, Alfonso Soriano still has his power and still uses that ginormous Paul Bunyan size bat. He reminded Yankees fans why we loved him in the first place when he came back to the team in July. He came back with a bang collecting his 2000th career hit, which was a homer off of Justin Verlander on August 11th. On August 13th he hit two home runs and had a career...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano traded to Yankees

Following days of speculation, the Chicago Cubs traded veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees, where he started his MLB career.

Via Players View
July 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Alfonso Soriano edition

With “Garza Watch” coming to an end Monday, most of the trade rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs will now be focused on Alfonso Soriano. Soriano has no trade rights, so he will have the opportunity to veto any trade, much like he did in 2012 when the Cubs tried to deal him to the San Francisco Giants. It seems however that 2013 may finally be the year Soriano is traded, given...
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs close to trading Alfonso Soriano to Yankees

According to multiple sources, the Cubs are close to trading Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees. They will reportedly pitch in a large portion of the remaining $24.9 million Soriano is owed in return for a mid-level prospect. The Yankees and Cubs are nearing a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano to the New York, according to George A. King III of the New York Post. Soriano is owed...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs set to trade Soriano

After trading Matt Garza to the Rangers, the Cubs reportedly are set to trade Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees, the team with which the outfielder broke into the big leagues.

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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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