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The Yankees may be in second, but they still lead the league in self-congratulatory praise

"I'm saying, I'm an insect who dreamed he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over... and the insect is awake. I'm saying, I'll hurt you if you stay." Jeff Goldblum (as scientist Seth Brundle) in "The Fly" (1986)... summing up the 2015 Yankees.Yesterday, the Yankees fell into 2nd place in the AL East, arguably the worst division in baseball. Unless they regain the lead...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

****-a-doodle Drew: Dare we start hoping?

When the Yankees signed Stephen Drew, I threw up.I hated, hated, HATED the deal. A typical Cashman move: Another old guy with a ceiling made of concrete, who'll start hot and then end up hitting .210 around the all-star break, when we finally accept the reality of his abilities... and then discard him.Vernon Wells. Travis Hafner. Andruw Jones. Alfonso Soriano. Brian Roberts. The...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Cubs Prospect Breaks Hunter Pence’s Forearm

The pitcher who the Chicago Cubs traded Alfonso Soriano for in 2013, broke the forearm of two-time World Series champion Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game Thursday. Pence will miss 6-8 weeks after x-rays taken before the end of the game confirmed the injury to the ulna, one of two bones that make up the forearm. He was hit on his left forearm...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell, Alfonso Soriano

When you think about Alfonso Soriano, what immediately comes to mind? I’d bet that for the majority of you, it is the monster contract that the Chicago Cubs signed him to in 2006. You know the one: an eight-year deal for $136 million. It was ridiculous then, and it is still a bit ridiculous to think about it now. However, Soriano’s career should not be judged solely on that...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano has officially retired

It seemed to be in the cards after the Yankees released him in July, but seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano has retired after a 16-year career in the majors. BREAKING: Alfonso Soriano Announces Retirement after 16-Years MLB Career. @z101digital @ZDeportes @AdamRubinESPN @Enrique_Rojas1 — Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 4, 2014 Soriano finishes his career with 412 home runs...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano has officially retired

It seemed to be in the cards after the Yankees released him in July, but seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano has retired after a 16-year career in the majors. BREAKING: Alfonso Soriano Announces Retirement after 16-Years MLB Career. @z101digital @ZDeportes @AdamRubinESPN @Enrique_Rojas1 — Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 4, 2014 Soriano finishes his career with 412 home runs...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano: ‘I’ve lost the love and passion to play the game’

            Seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano announced Tuesday that he is retiring from Major League Baseball. “I’ve lost the love and passion to play the game,” said Soriano in a radio interview Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic, via the Associated Press. “Right now, my family is the most important thing.” The 38...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano retires from baseball

getty Given that Alfonso Soriano was released by the Yankees in July and remained unemployed though the end of the season it should come as little surprise that the 38-year-old has decided to retire from baseball. Soriano had a solid career which was highlighted by a 40/40 season in 2006. In a 16-year career he finishes with a .270/.319/.500 line with 412 home runs and 1,159 RBI...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano: The Savior of the Chicago Cubs

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Alfonso Soriano was the young star that was the centerpiece of the trade that sent Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees from the Texas Rangers. It’s hard to believe that was over a decade ago in 2003. ****, a current high school senior probably has no recollection of it unless they were like their elementary school’s Billy Beane or something...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The BP Wayback Machine: Farewell, Alfonso Soriano by BP Staff

The seven-time All-Star is calling it a career.
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano retires

Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive players of his era, retired from baseball on Tuesday night. During a radio interview in his native Dominican Republic, the 38-year-old said he no longer felt the desire to continue his career. Soriano said, “I lost the love and passion to play the game. Right now, my family is the most important thing.”   The 16-year MLB veteran...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former All-Star Alfonso Soriano says he is retiring

  Seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano says he is retiring from the major leagues after a season in which he was released by the New York Yankees on July. ''I've lost the love and passion to play the game,'' said Soriano in a radio interview Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic. ''Right now, my family is the most important thing.'' Soriano, 38, completed in 2014 the final year...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano says he is retiring

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano says he is retiring from the major leagues after a season in which he was released by the New York Yankees on July. ''I've lost the love and passion to play the game,'' said Soriano in a radio interview Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic. ''Right now, my family is the most important thing.'' Soriano...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Sherman says it (He said it last August too): "Maybe these Yanks would be better off getting clobbered by the lowly White Sox this weekend, having their fate fully defined and taking advantage of pitching needs with the Angels and Dodgers to see if t

It's what we all know: If the Yankees last August had accepted their dismal, starkly apparent, also-ran fate, imagine the implications for 2014.1. No trade for Alfonso Soriano, who through July sat in our bellies like a State Fair deep-fried pat of butter.2. We could have traded Robby Cano for a front-line prospect, or maybe three. If we scored a young 2B, we would have been spared...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago news: Cubs, White Sox TV ratings long way from 2008; Cubs down 72%

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on the local TV ratings for the Cubs and White Sox for 2014 compared to 2008, when both teams made the playoffs and baseball was king in Chicago. You also can access a link to the full column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. From the column: ******* On May 28, 2008, Alfonso Soriano’s game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Cubs...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: As they make the final turn, the Yankees need players, not contracts

I spent July whining about Brian Roberts, which was like mocking a lawn flamingo. I hated myself. Roberts is a nice fellow whose body simply ran out of baseball games, in the same gasping, wheezing way that a keg runs out of beer. The Yankees' biggest improvement was to release him and try someone new. But they couldn't: There was that contract. We were paying him so much money...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Yankees are rushing this kid, Severino, through the system

High frequency buzz in the Yankiverse today: The Yankees are moving righty phenom Luis Severino from Tampa to Double A Trenton. He's only 20, and he only recently moved up to Tampa. This week, he dazzled scouts in the Futures Game.There is rampant speculation that Cashman is showcasing him for a butcher block trade - for a Cliff Lee or a David Price. (Other prospects would certainly...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees formerly release Alfonso Soriano

getty The New York Yankees have released Alfonso Soriano. Soriano had been designated for assignment a week ago and to the surprise of no one cleared waiver. The 38-year-old is at the end of the line as he hit just .221/.244/.367 with six homers over 67 games for the Yankees before the team finally cut ties with him. In other Yankee news the team sent relievers Jim Miller and Bryan...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Says He Learned A Lot From Former Player

Posted to Chicago CubsStarlin Castro has had a roller coaster career in Chicago, so he consulted another Cubs player who has had similar experiences – Alfonso Soriano. “You know who I learned a lot from — Sori,” Castro said. “Sori’s the same guy. Always. I always hung out with him. And that’s the kind of thing that he told me: Nobody’s better than baseball. When you’re...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano mulling retirement

There comes a time in every man's journey through life when he must stop and ask himself, did I give 100% every chance I had? That time came for Alfonso Soriano on Sunday when he was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees.#451714668 / gettyimages.comAccording to Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes, Soriano has not decided what he is going to do and retirement is an option.Soriano...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping A Busy Sunday For The New York Yankees

Sunday was a busy day for the Yankees, both on and off the field. By the end of it, the Yankees were series winners against the Minnesota Twins, had parted ways with a home grown Yankee and had received word that another three homegrown players had earned trips to the 2014 All-Star Game.The most important development was the Yankees winning three of their last four games, thanks...
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July 07, 2014  |  1 Comment

Yankees Designate Alfonso Soriano For Assignment

The New York Yankees sent veteran power hitter Alfonso Soriano packing on Sunday afternoon. This move came on the heels of New York acquiring Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Yankees designated Alfonso Soriano for assignment. His -1.5 Wins Above Replacement ranked tied for 3rd-worst among position players in 2014 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 6...
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July 06, 2014  |  1 Comment

New York Yankees DFA Veteran Alfonso Soriano

As we reported earlier, the New York Yankees acquired Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks. As it turns out the move will cost Alfonso Soriano a spot on the roster as the team designated for assignment the 38 year old outfielder and will have 10 days to trade, release or waive him. Soriano is in the final year of his eight-year, $138 million contract.  He came to the...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yanks Acquire Brandon McCarthy, Designate Alfonso Soriano

Brandon McCarthy will now pitch for the New York Yankees – Mandatory Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images The New York Yankees are always expected to make a few moves at or before the trade deadline, and they’ve come through once again. According to the Yankees’ Twitter handle, New York has reportedly acquired starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy and cash considerations from the...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Designate Slumping Alfonso Soriano For Minor League Assignment

Alfonso Soriano’s 2014 season reached a new low on Sunday. The New York Yankees announced that they had designated Soriano to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre for assignment. The Yankees called up right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings to take Soriano’s place. Soriano is hitting just .221 with six home runs and 23 RBIs this season. The 38-year-old hasn’t hit a home run since May...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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