The Alfonso Report

by Bill Chuck on July 26, 2013

The Cubs dropped a 3-1 decision last night to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Alfonso Soriano sat and watched.

Soriano was in the original starting lineup but was pulled as his trade to the Yankees became imminent. The Yankees prefer their players to be injured in pinstripes.

Following the game, and before Soriano’s red-eye flight to New York, he said goodbye to his teammates in the visitors clubhouse after the game. Cubs manager Dale Sveum said, “I know this impacted a lot of people on the field. There were some pretty emotional guys in BP and after.”

“After the game we got everybody together to say our good-byes,” Sveum said. “It was emotional for all of us. You don’t usually gather teams together that often when people get traded to say your goodbyes. That just shows you the kind of person he is.”

Gordon Wittenmyer points out in today’s Chicago Sun-Times that with the deal for Sori in place, the Cubs’ second-year front office of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer has shed the roster of the last inherited player with no-trade rights. They’ve now dealt Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster and Carlos Marmol — all players with at least partial no-trade rights.

Soriano’s numbers

Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2013 37 CHC 93 383 362 47 92 24 1 17 51 10 5 15 89 .254 .287 .467 .754
15 Yrs 1850 7914 7305 1093 1989 458 31 389 1086 280 80 469 1665 .272 .321 .503 .825
CHC (7 yrs) 889 3696 3403 469 898 218 13 181 526 70 20 245 829 .264 .317 .495 .812
NYY (5 yrs) 501 2150 2010 326 571 124 10 98 270 121 36 91 430 .284 .322 .502 .824
TEX (2 yrs) 301 1340 1245 179 341 75 6 64 195 48 7 66 246 .274 .316 .498 .814
WSN (1 yr) 159 728 647 119 179 41 2 46 95 41 17 67 160 .277 .351 .560 .911
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/26/2013.

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