Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano would welcome trade to Mets



Alfonso Soriano says he wants to win with the Chicago Cubs, but if the team falls out of contention -- and the Cubs are expected to struggle again after 101 losses last season -- Soriano would be interested in being traded.

"I want to go somewhere where I'd feel comfortable," Soriano said Monday.

Soriano is in the seventh year of an eight-year deal which pays him a total of $36 million over the final two seasons. He has a no-trade clause which he invoked last year stopping him from being moved to the San Francisco Giants. He cited how the cold weather would affect his knees as a reason he denied the trade.

"[The Cubs] know what teams," Soriano said of a trade this season. "We talked, my agent talked with those guys."

Soriano said there were "six or seven" teams that he's given the Cubs as potential landing spots if he's moved.

Sources say the list includes the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Phillies and White Sox, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Mets are in dire need of right handed power hitter and outfielder, especially after the loss of Scott Hairston...

Can it be a match made in heaven??

The only thing that would prevent Soriano from being a Met is he make too much money at a $18 Million clip a year, but the Mets can make the Cubs pay some money in any deal..

Even though Soriano is 37, He would definitely help the Mets outfield creditability.  Their outfield has been called probably the worst in baseball.

Soriano's Career Stats
Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
1998 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
1999 23 NYY 9 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 .125
2000 24 NYY 22 50 5 9 3 0 2 3 2 0 1 15 .180
2001 25 NYY 158 574 77 154 34 3 18 73 43 14 29 125 .268
2002 26 NYY 156 696 128 209 51 2 39 102 41 13 23 157 .300
2003 27 NYY 156 682 114 198 36 5 38 91 35 8 38 130 .290
2004 28 TEX 145 608 77 170 32 4 28 91 18 5 33 121 .280
2005 29 TEX 156 637 102 171 43 2 36 104 30 2 33 125 .268
2006 30 WSN 159 647 119 179 41 2 46 95 41 17 67 160 .277
2007 31 CHC 135 579 97 173 42 5 33 70 19 6 31 130 .299
2008 32 CHC 109 453 76 127 27 0 29 75 19 3 43 103 .280
2009 33 CHC 117 477 64 115 25 1 20 55 9 2 40 118 .241
2010 34 CHC 147 496 67 128 40 3 24 79 5 1 45 123 .258
2011 35 CHC 137 475 50 116 27 1 26 88 2 1 27 113 .244
2012 36 CHC 151 561 68 147 33 2 32 108 6 2 44 153 .262
14 Yrs 1757 6943 1046 1897 434 30 372 1035 270 75 454 1576 .273
162 Game Avg. 162 640 96 175 40 3 34 95 25 7 42 145 .273
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/20/2013.
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