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.
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