Cubs to discuss Alfonso Soriano trade at winter meetings

by Matthew on December 2, 2012

Now that the Chicago Cubs have just spent nearly $10 million on a relief pitcher, it makes the rumors surrounding the club’s interest in dealing Alfosno Soriano that much more plausible.

The only problem is that Cubs don’t have a hitter to replace him.

Still Jon Morosi of FOX Sports says the team is expected to meet with other clubs during the upcoming winter meetings in Nashville to discuss a possible trade involving the 36-year old right-handed outfield bat.

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The biggest hurdle will be convincing someone to take on Soriano’s full no-trade clause that totals $36MM over the next two seasons.

Nevertheless, he may be more valuable than expected when considering the two-year, $10M contract free agent Jonny Gomes just received from the Red Sox.

Soriano hit .262 in 2012 in 561 ABs, and would bring power to a club, hitting 32 homers with 147 RBIs and 33 two baggers last season.

The Phillies are a team for one could use the services of Soriano, as they are still be searching  for a right-handed outfield bat to replace Hunter Pence, who they dealt to the Giants at last season’s trade deadline.

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