Jul 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano (12) hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Cubs’ Alfonso Soriano Open to Being Traded to Contender

If you could not tell, the Chicago Cubs are sellers on the trade market thanks to names like Matt Garza and David DeJesus popping up. Veteran  Alfonso Soriano is another name to watch.

Last year Soriano declined a trade to the San Francisco Giants and missed out on something big. He does not sound willing to make the same mistake twice according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times:

“For sure, if somebody asks for me, they have to be a contender for the playoffs,” Soriano said. “A good city, I guess … But I don’t want to think about it. Just see what happens.”

Soriano would be wise to not make the same mistake twice. He has a real chance to get shipped to a contender thanks to his recent outburst of production.

The Cubs have to unload guys like Soriano, but the team did put itself in a bad position with the no-trade clause. At this point it at least seems like Soriano is now open to a deal, so it would be wise for the team to start shopping him around.

Perhaps a contender will come calling.


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