On the same day that Johnny Damon said he would like to return to the New York Yankees to help out until Curtis Granderson returned from injury, the Yankees started looking at another outfielder. According to SI.com on Feb. 25, the question was posed if there was a trade in the works that would end with Alfonso Soriano to Yankees?
During the offseason, Soriano mentioned that he would entertain a trade to another team, but only if that team was in the championship hunt. He even went as far as to say that if the Chicago Cubs were not turning things around by midseason, he would like to be traded.
When Alfonso Soriano joined the Cubs, he signed an eight-year, $136 million contract and hasn't even been worth half that amount. After batting .299 in his first year in Chicago, his average has dropped and he finished 2012 with a .262. He is still good for over 20 home runs a year, but his speed is gone. The man who stole 41 bases in 2006 has stole 22 over the past four seasons combined.
Soriano made his money, so now he wants to win a championship. He said he isn't sure he would want to play for the Yankees, but at 37-years old, his time for a championship is running out. Alfonso Soriano to Yankees? It could make that goal come true.