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Soriano to Mariners?
Posted by Jason Thornbury at 7/17/2006 6:55:00 PM
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According to various reports, the Mariners have a "strong interest" in Alfonso Soriano. (See here and here.) I'm not seeing it. The Mariners are in no position to trade a top prospect or two for a "rent-a-player." Yeah, they're only four games back (going into Monday), but does anyone seriously believe this mediocre-at-best team has any legit playoff shot? Soriano, a free agent at season's end, isn't likely to stay in Seattle. He wants to play second base and the Mariners have an All-Star second baseman. And he wants tons of cash. The Mariners might have the salary space, but I don't think it's necessarily a given considering they will have more than $56M tied up in their six highest-paid players next year.

Then again, few -- very few -- of the Mariners' moves this season have made sense. So, expect this deal to go through ASAP.


Comments....

M's are going nowhere until they get a new GM.
Posted by schoenke at 7/18/2006 4:33:00 PM
 
Bowden is sending Bob Boone on a boondoggle to try to up the Angels offer.
Posted by rshale at 7/19/2006 1:46:00 PM
 
Right handed hitters with power go to the Mariners to die. e.g. Sexson, Beltre. Just say no to Alfonso.
Posted by mojomark at 7/21/2006 4:14:00 PM
 

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