Posted February 25, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Yankees’ Shop Cubs’ Soriano, Grandy Out w/ Broken Hand!

Alfonso Soriano

“You can only control what you can. To be down and pout, that’s not going to change anything,’’ said Granderson, whose forearm was covered with a brace. “Obviously, it’s a big bump in the road.’’ – nypost

“That’s the team that opened the doors for me in the big leagues. It was a long time ago,” Alfonso Soriano 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. nypost

Mets stocking up on pitchers in Spring Training

The NY Yankees are now shopping for Cubs’ and former Yankee outfielder Alfonso Soriano after Curtis Granderson AKA Grandy got dinged on his forearm on the first pitch of Spring Training yesterday! It all went down at George M. Steinborner stadium in Tampa, FL, as the Yankees were starting a Spring Training exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays! He took a hard (first) pitch from Torontos’ J.A. Happ that rode right up into his right forearm and broke it; Grandy will out until May or a full 10 weeks! Read more on Soriano below!

Alfonso Soriano with the Yankees in early 2000's m

“That was last year. At the trade deadline last year, there were six or seven  teams that were contenders, but now, it’s 2013 there are no contenders because  the season has not started yet. After that, maybe like a couple of months, if we  are not playing good, then they can decide what they want to do with me,” Soriano said.

“I hope they not look that way because I’m feeling comfortable here. I  believe in this team. This year, I hope everybody stays healthy and we have a  good April and see what happens,” Soriano said of the Cubs, who went 61-101 last  season.

“In this game, I don’t like to say no. I’m feeling comfortable here but we’ll  see what happens. The first thing for me is to see the Cubs in the playoffs this  year. So I am not thinking about the other teams.I’m not thinking about getting  traded, I just want to play here and make the playoffs and go to the World  Series with this team.” – nypost

The Yankees are now looking for a temporary replacement, and are interested in Cubs’ and former Yankee outfielder Alfonso Soriano! Soriano played with the Yankees from 2001-03 at second base (pic above), and would love the opportunity to get back into pinstripes! Soriano had a comeback season last year hitting 32 HRs and 108 RBIs for the Cubs! Soriano is under a no-trade clause (he has final say on destination), and still has two-years worth $36 Million left under eight-year deal he signed in 2007! The Cubs would be willing to pay more than half of his owed contract money to any team willing to trade! Last season, Soriano passed up a trade to the San Francisco Giants who ironically ended up winning the World Series!