Report: Cubs and Phillies Discussed a Deal for Alfonso Soriano

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and Phillies discussed a swap of Domonic Brown for Alfonso Soriano. According to the report, the Phillies “are split over how hard to try for Soriano.” The Phillies could go the free-agent route instead and sign a player like Cody Ross.

According to Danny Knobler, the Cubs also shopped Alfonso Soriano to the Astros as a possibility to fill their need for a designated hitter … but the Astros do not have enough money.

According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs are thought to be willing to “pay all but $10 million of the $36 million” left on Alfonso Soriano’s contract. The amount of money the Cubs are willing to include depends on the quality of prospects they would receive in a deal for Soriano. Heyman reported that the Phillies like what Soriano brings offensively but are concerned about his defense.

Alfonso Soriano rejected a trade to the Giants last year and reportedly does not want to play on the west coast.

Stay Tuned …

Follow ChicagoCubsOnline on Twitter: @TheCCO

Quote of the Day

"There are places I remember. All my life though some have changed. Some forever not for better. Some have gone and some remain. All these places have their moments ... " John Lennon/Paul McCartney