Thursday, July 28, 2005

Trade talks

Bruce Levine of ESPN 1000 reported this evening that Jim Hendry has had conversations with the Texas Rangers regarding their power hitting second sacker, Alfonso Soriano. Levine stated that Soriano would be moved to LF if he became a member of the Cubs and that the Rangers had Pie on their wish list. He also mentioned that Hendry asked about OF Kevin Mench.

Soriano's numbers are very impressive for a 2B and actually quite nice even when put in context with corner OFs.

.282avg, .316obp, .544slg, 25HR, 68rbi, & 14SB

Soriano is a free agent after this year and Texas seems to actively shopping him. I can't see Hendry giving Texas much for a rental player, but Hendry is the king of splashy mid-season trades.

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