Alfonso Soriano trade rumors have come up with the New York Yankees as a possible destination. A Soriano trade to the Yankees may be welcomed by the Chicago Cubs outfielder according to a report from Sunday (Feb. 24). The biggest reason the Yankees might consider a deal like this is that Curtis Granderson is out for around 10 weeks due to a broken forearm suffered in Spring Training.
The Cubs have been trying to trade Soriano for what seems like years, but one of the problems is that he has the right to veto any deal. Basically he will stay with the Cubs until the day he accepts a deal to go to a new team. The Cubs still owe him $36 million over the next two seasons, so it's not like the team would just release him, but getting out from under this contract could really help out the franchise.
Last season for the Cubs, Soriano posted a .262 batting average with 32 home runs and 108 RBIs. He has shown a capability to continue putting up big numbers, but his age (37) is definitely a concern for a team trying to rebuild through youth. If the Yankees felt that he could still put up good numbers for the next two seasons, taking him from the Cubs might not be a bad idea.
There are going to be numerous Alfonso Soriano trade rumors whether the Chicago Cubs get a deal done with the New York Yankees or not. He is a good player still, even if many fans would state that he isn't worth an average of $18 million over those next two years.
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