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BAMAPHIN 22
08-17-2006, 06:36 PM
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Alfonso Soriano (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/6154) initially didn't want to play left field for the Washington Nationals (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/nationals), then said he didn't want to leave at the trade deadline, then was stunned when he wasn't dealt.

Now comes this bit of news: The Nationals reportedly put Soriano on waivers, something he hadn't heard about until reporters approached him before Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/braves).

"Oh, man. That surprised me right now," Soriano said. "I don't know what to think now."

He said neither the Nationals nor his agent had told him of the move -- although that's not unusual, given that teams are supposed to keep the waiver process secret.

Nationals manager Frank Robinson wouldn't confirm a FoxSports.com report that Soriano was put on waivers, but he did discuss the process.

"Sometime during the year, everybody's put on waivers," Robinson said.

Teams routinely do it to gauge interest in players and possible trade options, but it rarely winds up leading to a deal. Soriano said it happened to him last season with the Texas Rangers (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/rangers), and Atlanta reportedly recently did it with All-Star center fielder Andruw Jones (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/5681).

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/08/16/nationals.soriano.ap/index.html

DonShula84
08-17-2006, 08:04 PM
Angels get a 2nd chance at him, make it happen Stoneman!

PHINATIC13
08-17-2006, 10:46 PM
Angels get a 2nd chance at him, make it happen Stoneman!


:pray:

I must tell you Soriano is the guy I really wanted us to cheat,steal or trade for before the trading deadline.

Slappy8800
08-17-2006, 10:55 PM
he will be a yankee

MikeO
08-18-2006, 12:52 AM
This just shows you that Washingtons GM is sleepless over the fact he will get NOTHING in return for him. Because they aren't going to open the checkbook and pay him to stay.

Just fire Washington's GM right now. It's over Jimmy. You blew it!!!!!!!!!!! This is a last ditch effort but its too late.

Ray Finkle
08-18-2006, 07:59 AM
:pray:

I must tell you Soriano is the guy I really wanted us to cheat,steal or trade for before the trading deadline.

It's going to be very hard, next to impossible, to get Soriano. Any team will block the type of players or prospects that would be involved in such a deal. It's hard to think that any team would let prospects (for example) like Brandan Wood, Howie Kendrick, or Ervin Santana pass by them without putting on a claim.

djfresh47
08-19-2006, 12:30 AM
This just shows you that Washingtons GM is sleepless over the fact he will get NOTHING in return for him. Because they aren't going to open the checkbook and pay him to stay.

Just fire Washington's GM right now. It's over Jimmy. You blew it!!!!!!!!!!! This is a last ditch effort but its too late.

I don't think they're going to re-sign him and I could see a team putting a guy on waivers to gauge interest to see his value at the end of the season but Soriano is a free agent so to me it is a last ditch effort. Soriano was a huge chip to help the Nationals get a few good young prospects to build the organization but Bowden did blow it.

MikeO
08-19-2006, 11:40 PM
Omar has been teling people that he will break the bank to bring Soriano back to NY.....with the METS. He feels the money will be the best and he can give him the 1 thing he wants, SECOND BASE!!!

Ray Finkle
08-19-2006, 11:53 PM
Omar has been teling people that he will break the bank to bring Soriano back to NY.....with the METS. He feels the money will be the best and he can give him the 1 thing he wants, SECOND BASE!!!

Smart move by Omar.... :confused:

Get more offense while Pedro, Glavine, Orlando Hernandez and Traschel slowly fade away due to age/injuries. And the only people you have to build a rotation is Maine, Pelfrey, Oliver Perez, Dave Willams, Aaron Heliman and Victor Zambrino. Yukes.

I think the Mets will make Barry Zito their #1 priority this off season.

FinsNYanksFan13
08-20-2006, 12:00 AM
Soriano's going 40/40 this season!

MikeO
08-20-2006, 12:05 AM
Smart move by Omar.... :confused:

Get more offense while Pedro, Glavine, Orlando Hernandez and Traschel slowly fade away due to age/injuries. And the only people you have to build a rotation is Maine, Pelfrey, Oliver Perez, Dave Willams, Aaron Heliman and Victor Zambrino. Yukes.

I think the Mets will make Barry Zito their #1 priority this off season.

They might get both. But Soriano is one of the 5 or maybe 3 best all around players in the game today. If you have a chance to get him, you get him. It's not about need its about doing the smart thing. NY doesn't need him, but you take him if you can get him.

djfresh47
08-20-2006, 01:58 AM
Smart move by Omar.... :confused:

Get more offense while Pedro, Glavine, Orlando Hernandez and Traschel slowly fade away due to age/injuries. And the only people you have to build a rotation is Maine, Pelfrey, Oliver Perez, Dave Willams, Aaron Heliman and Victor Zambrino. Yukes.

I think the Mets will make Barry Zito their #1 priority this off season.

So they'll be able to win the NL but they can do that this year but still won't be able to contend in the WS. I think Zito is the top FA eventhough Soriano is a great player. To me it seems that a good starting pitcher is harder to find than a good hitter. Just to say this Freddie Garcia probably will be available and I think he can be attractive to an NL team.

AirMarino83
08-20-2006, 05:22 AM
i believe youre right... freddy would be successful in the nl...
zito a met? :drool: oh can only wish

Dolfan984
08-20-2006, 06:27 AM
I see him going to the Yankees.

MikeO
08-20-2006, 09:22 AM
I see him going to the Yankees.

There is NO spot for Soriano to play for the Yanks.

Cano at 2b.

Matsui, Damon, Abreu, and Melky are the 4 outfiedlers. With Sheff possibly staying on to play 1B/OF/DH.

There is absoultly no room for Soriano on the Yanks

ChambersWI
08-20-2006, 10:38 AM
ladies and gentlemen, this is why you don't keep someone you think you can resign unless you've already got a deal in place, or you are in a pennant race.

The Nats could've walked away with several stud prospects, but instead are only going to get draft picks who are 3 to 4 years away from contributing.