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Reality check: The Yankee resurgence is still based on the abysmal AL East

The Division RaceThis much we know:1. Mother Nature is a maniac. (Via Chandler Brossard)2. Money is piss, and the sparrow is immortal. (Via Charles Bukowski)3. The AL East pretty much sucks. (Via everybody with eyes). The Yankees' recent conga line of wins stems, at least partly, from the stunning wretchedness of the division. Boston is a certified SuperFund cleanup, (though their...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2008 Cubs vs 2015 Cubs

Back in the heady days when the Cubs offense was clicking, I was starting to wonder about my belief that the 2008 Cubs was the best Cubs team I’ll ever see in my lifetime. I’m feeling pretty confident that’s still the case, but thought it would be interesting to see how the squads stack up. Hitters Rate stats only here, since I’m too lazy to convert WAR numbers to prorated...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers vs. Dodgers preview

The Milwaukee Brewers have been extremely successful on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Adding another victory at Chavez Ravine on Sunday could be difficult with a struggling Kyle Lohse on the mound, however. The Brewers (38-51) won 7-1 Saturday, their 13th in 18 meetings at Dodger Stadium, a span during which they've posted a 2.75 ERA with 15 quality starts. Taylor Jungmann...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez: interim Yankee Captain

February 2004: then MLB commissioner, Bud Selig signs off on the Yankees’ “mega-merger” of acquiring the then-reigning American League MVP, Alex Rodriguez in exchange for Alfonso Soriano and a young, hopeful Joaquin Arias. To Yankee fans, the messiah had finally arrived. Facing an ironclad roster consisting of A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi, Hideki Matsui and Gary Sheffield...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Without A-Rod in the Yankee lineup, should anyone expect more than three hits?

Some basic rules of life.1. When showering with Satan, don't bend over to pick up the soap.2. When gazing up to heaven, you're most susceptible to getting your throat slashed.3. When your No. 3 hitter is Brian McCann - batting .260, with the lightning speed of Ethel Merman needing to pee - don't expect to score runs.OK, nothing personal against McCann.. but No. 3? Yikes. (Vernon...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

So long, Esmil Rogers. Hello, next class of Yankee scrap heapers

Last July 5, the Yankees parted ways with the 38-year-old Alfonso Soriano, ending the free-swinging slugger's career. For three months, Sori had languished in the meat of our batting order, hitting .221. Finally, the Yankees cried "Uncle."Three weeks later, the team cut ties with 36-year-old Brian Roberts, the great former O's 2B who - by 2015 Drew/Ryan/Petit standards - was actually...
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June 13, 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...
Via Sports Mockery
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Biggest A-Holes in Chicago Sports History

There have been a number of Chicago sports figures that we’d like to forget. There have obviously been many players who just didn’t turn out, but at least they were decent human beings like Alfonso Soriano. We aren’t talking about bad players, we are talking about bad people or at least ones that just seemed to have a bug up their rear. We are talking about the players and...
Via Sports Mockery
February 17, 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...
Via The Sports Post
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...
Via Tireball.com
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...
Via Sports Mockery
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
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