Archive for July 15th, 2006

Saturday: 07.15.2006

Soriano to Detroit?

Enjoying a rare day off, I was watching the New York Yankees obliterate the Chicago White Sox on FOX. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver were talking with Ken Rosenthal. The discussion focused around the Yankees and what they would or wouldn’t do at the break. GM Brian Cashman has been adamant that they are not going to gut the farm system for deadline help. Rosenthal said the Mets, Yankees and Red Sox were players for Bobby Abreu. Then Buck put Rosenthal on the spot asking where Alfonso Soriano would end up. His answer? The Detroit Tigers. He said although the Tigers would love left-handed help, specifically Abreu, he just had a feeling that Soriano would end being their lineup help. Soriano has been excellent in his first season with the Washington Nationals hitting .275/.344/.559 with 27 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press wrote about Soriano yesterday, but was less optimistic about the chances of him ending up in Detroit.