Could Alfonso Soriano be headed back to New York? With Curtis Granderson out until at least May, the Yankees could be in the market for an outfielder and what better fit then someone who knows the Bronx Bombers already.
According to the New York Post on Feb. 25, if the Yankees come knocking with an offer, Soriano would listen.
"That's the team that opened the doors for me in the big leagues. It was a long time ago," he said. "I don't know. It happened today I don't know if they want to call or not,. If they call to me, I have to think about it. I want to think about it. I am 37 years old so I have to think about first and see what's good for me and the team, and my family, too."
"I don't want to say no, I want to think about it first and see what happens. [There are] no contenders yet but there's a lot of good teams that have 80-90 percent chance to make the playoffs. But we will see," Soriano said.
Soriano is best known for his play in Pinstripes, putting up some of the best numbers in his career while he played in New York.
Soriano now plays left field, but he has played second base for the Yankees from 2001-2003. Ironically he was part of the big trade to the Texas Rangers in the deal that brought Alex Rodriguez to New York before the 2004 season.
Soriano does have a no-trade clause in his current contact for his two remaining seasons with the Cubs, but right now it seems he is willing to break that if the opportunity does arise for Soriano to head back to New York.
Right now it seems Soriano wouldn't block a trade to New York.
This deal looks like it may happen sooner than later.