This is shocking but not shocking news about Alfonso Soriano, if you get what I mean:
Girardi said Soriano has been DFA’d
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 6, 2014
It seems that Alfonso Soriano’s major league career might be coming to an end. He had been on the short side of the platoon in the outfield with Ichiro Suzuki for the New York Yankees this year (an incredibly expensive platoon, but one that was subsidized by the Cubs). The Yankees will still be responsible for the remainder of Soriano’s season salary, minus what the Cubs sent over in the trade for Corey Black.
This got me (and it seems, most of Twitter and Facebook) thinking about a role for Soriano with the Cubs. He has always been a polarizing figure with Chicago fans, but I believe that more fans enjoy him than not, and appreciated his efforts and production despite the lofty contract and expectations. What if he came back since the Cubs are paying for him anyway? He could either be on the MLB roster, or serve as a player-coach akin to what Manny Ramirez is doing in Iowa now. It may not be ideal (the Cubs need lefty bats that can produce in the outfield as Justin Ruggiano is working out okay from the right side) but it’s not a terrible idea in my mind.
What say you?