Not a fan of Soriano at all
Way to much money for a bat that is slowing and he is a BAD OF
No thanks --- but you can like the idea (I just do not)
Ok if they eat alot of the money the Cubs will want a higher player than Duda
I hate the idea of longer contracts on AVG/bad players
I want to clear the books and use that money for an OF in 2014
get the contracts off the books as fast as they can
I would even trade Santana (eat the money) and bring in younger guys who are upside players - but do not see who would do it
R SS TejadaL 2b MurphyR 3b WrightL 1B IkeR RF SorianoL LF DudaR C PriezynskiL CF Kirk
My offseason hopes do not stem around saving the Wilpon's money.
May as well just let this bad dream run its course rather than add to it.
If the money angle is what you are shooting for here.
I wouldn't do this. I just want that money off the books as soon as possible.
Soriano's just about 37 and has had an OPS under .800 in 2 of his last 4 years, and that's at the friendly confines and he's going to have to move to Citi.
The Wilpons let Bay hurt this team for 3 years before they were finally OK with cutting him. They chose to make the team worse by keeping him. There's no way they'd cut Soriano loose after just 1 year if he was a bust here, and with his age and middling numbers that's a definite possibility.
I don't want the whole "we have to wait for these contracts to come off the books" song and dance for another extra year. Just take the hit next year and be done with it.
You said that getting Soriano would save the Wilpon's money that they could use to sign the Priezynski. Unless I misread that.
Why do we need to clog our roster for 2 more years with Soriano if the ultimate goal is to sign Priezynski?
They should do what is needed, not try to keep dealing from the bottom of the deck.
Go out and get what this team needs, and this team does not need Soriano in any way, shape, or form.
Sorry read it wrong.
I still want nothing to do with Soriano tho :)