uly is here, which means it is time for the annual Alfonso Soriano trade rumors to get going. And the Chicago Cubs outfielder, frankly, sounds a little sick of it. "I don’t want to be on this team if they don’t want me here,” Soriano told CSNChicago.com. “It’s kind of hard and selfish to think (that way). If they want me to stay here, I’m going to stay here. But if they don’t want me to, the door is open.” The seven-time All-Star tells CSNChicago.com be might be willing to waive his no-trade clause if the Cubs are determined to get rid of him and the year-and-a-half remaining on the eight-year, $136 million deal he signed in 2006. The non-waiver trade deadline is July 31. “If somebody asks for me, it has to be a contender for the playoffs,” Soriano said. “But I don’t want to think about it. (We’ll) see what happens.” The Cubs are out of contention and in the midst of a rebuilding effort, and it's no secret they have been looking to move Soriano for at least the last several seasons. They likely would have to swallow a good portion of Soriano’s remaining money to make something happen.
Alfonso Soriano could be willing to waive no-trade clause
Sporting News | Jul 9