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Cubs Will Give Soriano To Yankees

Alfonso Soriano is the name on everyone?s lips, even though he still has two very expensive seasons left on his contract. Also, he wields a no-trade clause and he presumably wouldn?t be happy about shifting to a part-time role once Granderson returns. Soriano was asked about the Yankees possibility by CSN?s Patrick Mooney today: ?If they call for me, I have to think about it because I don?t want to take a quick reaction and say yes or no.?

The Cubs would presumably cover a heavy portion of the $38 million left on Soriano?s deal in order to move him, but still, even taking on $5 million or so for 2014 would hurt the Yankees as they try to get under the luxury tax. For a one-month Granderson replacement, he wouldn?t make much sense.

For more on this story visit: Matthew Pouliot, NBC Sports Hardball Talk


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