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Alfonso Soriano is tired of losing

May 24, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

Alfonso Soriano AP

I get the sense that if Alfonso Soriano is on the trading block this summer he’s not gonna have a big problem waiving his no-trade rights. From Carrie Muskat at, here’s Soriano venting about losing:

“You think we’re going to win that game 3-0, and in five minutes, [we’re down] 5-3 … I’m tired of losing, frustrated. Sometimes, you just think too much. I get frustrated when you see that happen, because I’m tired of losing. I don’t want to be on a losing team and have a bad record.”

Not that Soriano is going to be as an attractive trade chit as he was, say, last year.  So far this year he’s hitting .263/.293/.401 with only four homers.

  1. thomas844 - May 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    The Reds could use a right-handed LF with Ludwick and Heisey injured…. just throwing that out there.

    • jason1214 - May 24, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Reds are smarter than that

  2. foreverchipper10 - May 24, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Everyone keeps using the term “trade chit” and I always thought it was a “trade chip”. Was I totally off base here? Does this qualify me for TOOTBLAN?

  3. urmajesty30 - May 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    I’m sure the Cubs are tired of his strikeouts and sorry production with the salary that they are paying him.

  4. jason1214 - May 24, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Gee Alfonso, maybe if you stopped invoking that No Trade clause every time they have a deal put together, you’d be someplace else. Cry me a river.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      Seriously. Dude could have a World Series ring right now if memory serves me right.

    • tuberippin - May 25, 2013 at 2:24 AM

      Also, he signed with the Cubs in the first place.

      THE CUBS.

  5. rockthered1286 - May 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    .263 with 4 HR’s is still leaps and bounds above any DH the O’s have played this year (with the exception of Jones while he heals from his injuries). I’d give him a look for some chump change in the minors…

  6. minimoose763 - May 24, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Too bad the Giants didn’t actively pursue you after Melky was suspended and were willing to trade for you. Oh, wait, that did happen, and you very vocally refused to agree to a trade to SF. Smart move.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 24, 2013 at 5:27 PM


  7. lew24 - May 24, 2013 at 5:37 PM


  8. sickcub - May 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Should have taken the trade to SF last year…

  9. onbucky96 - May 24, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    So why did you sign w/the Cubs? So why did you “allegedly” block a trade last year? Why aren’t you in prison for stealing all that money?

  10. bougin89 - May 24, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    He’s so sick of losing he cannot practice catching standard fly balls in left field.

  11. 11thstreetmafia - May 24, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Maybe, if you paid him enough he would be happy?……..wait a minute. This guy makes a bajillion a year.

  12. ezthinking - May 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Pretty easy to forget for some that after he signed with the Cubs, they won back-to-back division titles in ’07-’08 and just missed the wildcard in 2009. Soriano got his contract by putting up .277/.351/.560 for an .911 OPS and a 5.9 WAR while scoring 119 R with 41 2B, 46 HR and stealing 41 bags for a lousey Nationals team in a giant ballpark.

    He’s been hurt since signed, but it wasn’t a bad sign at the time and increased the value of the Cubs for the Tribune to the point where the Rickett’s family paid a shitload more than they should in 2009. The Cubs didn’t sign shit in the draft and their front office has been a disaster until about 2011 when they finally decided to rebuild.

    But let’s ride a guy down for posting whenever he could, not bitching through some real lousy times, and for finally seeing the ‘loyalty’ to a club means you’re shit on like snow cones in Houston by fans who’s sense of baseball extends back to the last blog entry they skimmed.

    • kyzslew77 - May 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      It WAS a bad signing. Plenty of people said so at the time. That kind of money through age 37 for a guy with no glove and who never got on base well, even in his prime, was a huge overpay. The Cubs did not “just miss” the WC in 2009, they missed it by 9 games. Soriano’s contract and performance had essentially nothing to do with the valuation of the Cubs in 2009, nice try there. Teams are bought and sold based on future value driven mostly by TV rights, not the presence on the roster of a 32 year old guy who hits 25 HR a season while being paid like he hits 40. Finally, “posting whenever [you] can” is not something you should be congratulated for when you’re one of the highest paid players in baseball.

      Shut up, you sanctimonious idiot.

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