Alfonso Soriano: Good Luck for Philly?

Posted: 18th September 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in MLB
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Today in the Philadelphia Inquirer, write Paul Hagan offers an intriguing point of view on the Phillies' World Series victory from 2008: It might not have happened if they had signed outfielder Alfonso Soriano. He points out the truckload of talented younger players the Phillies have been able to lock up since Soriano was a free agent in the winter of 2006, and mentions that the lack of Soriano's albatross contract has also given the Phils the flexibility to made trades for players like Cliff Lee. Intriguing, even if the cynic in me says "of course hindsight is 20-20." Soriano has been a mystery to Cubs fans for the past couple seasons. His legs haven't been close to the 40-40 guy the organization sold the faithful they were acquiring with the enormous deal GM Jim Hendry threw at the one-t ...

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