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The Orioles have not had serious talks with Alfonso Soriano

Jan 14, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

Alfonso Soriano AP

We heard last week that the Orioles were interested in Alfonso Soriano.  Turns out that there isn’t much to that because, as Jon Paul Morosi reports, there have been no real substantive talks between the clubs.

The reason: Soriano has a no-trade clause (both in his contract and now an automatic one due to him being a 10/5 guy) and he’s not going to waive it except to go to a contender.  Maybe that’s chutzpah on his part, but it is his right.

Anyway, as we mentioned yesterday, the O’s seem to have moved on, what with their reported interest in Johnny Damon, who would basically serve the same purpose as Soriano: DH and occasional substandard left field duty while reminding people that, man, aging is hard.

  1. Utley's Hair - Jan 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Have they had amusing talks? Maybe a little standup? Maybe a slap and tickle or pillow fight or something?

    • cur68 - Jan 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

      Texting in pig-latin probably.

      • Old Gator - Jan 15, 2012 at 11:27 PM

        I can’t get a handle on what “serious talks” with the Orioles must be like. Is that like a dad explaining whoopee to his kid?

  2. sleepyirv - Jan 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    I like the idea of “serious” talks. Like they’re discussing unemployment or the Eurozone crisis.

  3. dowhatifeellike - Jan 15, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Good. Don’t want him. Don’t want Damon either.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 15, 2012 at 5:46 AM

      Shame, I bet you get both.

  4. mickyfin815 - Jan 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    He get’s paid for doing nothing anyway, so let his tired a$$ ride the pine all year and see how fast he want’s out. Of course some folks just have no conscience either so probably wouldn’t bother the stiff.

  5. illbilliv - Jan 15, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    good! he’s done

  6. Old Gator - Jan 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    At least his mother named him Alfonso. Can you imagine if she had named him Dino?

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