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Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies on Joakim Soria’s no-trade list

Jul 13, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

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Royals closer Joakim Soria is under contract through 2014 at a rather affordable rate and the Royals haven’t so much as hinted at a desire to move him, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be hearing his name involved in trade rumors over the next few weeks. Crazy season is officially upon us.

With so many teams in contention here in mid-July and all of those teams seeking a reliable reliever, it’s possible that the Royals will get an offer they like.

So, just in case, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports brings us the six teams on Soria’s no-trade list: Red Sox, Yankees, Phillies, Dodgers, Rockies and Braves.

The Yanks would certainly have interest if Soria were to be made available. So would any of the teams on the list, even the Dodgers. Which is why it’s important to note that Soria also has the power to accept any deal and override that no-trade clause. The 27-year-old boasts a sparkling 2.27 career ERA and 1.02 career WHIP.

  1. jimbo1949 - Jul 13, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Guess he doesn’t want to go to the post season.

    • rotaryfone - Jul 13, 2011 at 9:44 PM

      I’m sure he would love to go to the postseason, like any professional athlete. Putting rich, successful teams on your no trade list gives you more leverage when they want to pry you away from your team. He’ll waive his no trade clause if there’s a contract extension in it for him.

      • JBerardi - Jul 14, 2011 at 12:33 AM

        Someone needs to explain this in every thread concerning some guy’s no-trade list. Thanks for not making me do it.

    • nategearhart - Jul 13, 2011 at 10:40 PM

      Right, that’s it. That’s why the Giants, Rangers, Rays, Angels, White Sox, Twins, Cardinals, and Reds got left off, ’cause they have no shot….

  2. pisano - Jul 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

    I don’t think he’d be a priority for the Yankees as he throws from the opposite side of what they’re looking for. They would accept him, but they are in need of a good lefty starter and reliever.

    • JBerardi - Jul 14, 2011 at 12:34 AM

      “They would accept him”

      Oh, Yankee fans…

    • paperlions - Jul 14, 2011 at 8:58 AM

      Yeah, because having a lefty should take priority of having a good pitcher.

  3. seanmk - Jul 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    no trade doesn’t totally mean he can never be traded to them it’s more that if they want him those teams need to give him a little extra in order to go to the teams. roy oswalt for instance last year had a no trade clause and to get him to accept the trade the phillies increased his buy out number by a million.

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