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Yankeeah
08-21-05, 05:23 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050821&content_id=1178554&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb


MINNEAPOLIS -- According to a report in Sunday's Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Twins have claimed second baseman Alfonso Soriano off waivers and have until Monday to work out a trade.

yankees2nyy
08-21-05, 05:27 PM
i love him

WHIP
08-21-05, 05:29 PM
He'd fit in well with Minnesota. True, his OBP, as we know, is terrible, but lgAVG SLG is .425, and Minnesota's is an abysmal .397. Soriano's .538 is probably higher than the combined SLG of the bottom third of the order.

AustinTXHorn
08-21-05, 05:30 PM
The Twins said that the claim was only to block him and that they have no intention of working out a trade.

The Rangers aren't giving Soriano to the Twins unless they can get Lohse/Mays and Liriano. Since the Twins have refused to give up Liriano, I doubt it's going to happen.

Also, I don't think Soriano would be the same player outside of a Ranger uniform. He's not the same hitter as he was in New York. As a Yankee, Soriano was consistently a .300 hitter with good power on the road. As a Ranger, he's a .241/.279/.409 road hitter (close to the same last year). There's always the chance that he could change back, but it would probably take a pretty big wakeup call.

26 and counting
08-21-05, 05:36 PM
Also, I don't think Soriano would be the same player outside of a Ranger uniform. He's not the same hitter as he was in New York. As a Yankee, Soriano was consistently a .300 hitter with good power on the road. As a Ranger, he's a .241/.279/.409 road hitter (close to the same last year). There's always the chance that he could change back, but it would probably take a pretty big wakeup call.

People from Minnesota have a little nickname for the Metrodome. They call it the "Homerdome". Soriano will thrive there. His success at the Metrodome might give him more confidence to produce on the road.

WHIP
08-21-05, 05:39 PM
Also, I don't think Soriano would be the same player outside of a Ranger uniform. He's not the same hitter as he was in New York. As a Yankee, Soriano was consistently a .300 hitter with good power on the road. As a Ranger, he's a .241/.279/.409 road hitter (close to the same last year). There's always the chance that he could change back, but it would probably take a pretty big wakeup call.

Good point, but the Metrodome slightly favors hitters. His SLG #s wouldn't be as good as they were in Arlington, but they'd be much better than anything Minnesota's getting out of ANYONE in that lineup, never mind second base.

sharoncass
08-21-05, 05:43 PM
People from Minnesota have a little nickname for the Metrodome. They call it the "Homerdome". Soriano will thrive there. His success at the Metrodome might give him more confidence to produce on the road.

I've heard it called the "Baggydome" too. :D

Looie #19
08-21-05, 05:48 PM
He's not the same hitter as he was in New York. As a Yankee, Soriano was consistently a .300 hitter with good power on the road.

He hit .300 once. Soriano's the same hitter, I think the only thing that has changed is other team's approach to pitching to him. Arlington has masked his offensive drop-off a bit. He's still got a amazingly quick bat, and his amazingly bad approach at the plate.

in MO I trust 42
08-21-05, 05:56 PM
i doubt he's leaving texas this year

Looie #19
08-21-05, 05:58 PM
People from Minnesota have a little nickname for the Metrodome. They call it the "Homerdome".

They also call parking garages "ramps". I'd take anything Minnesotans say with a grain of salt.

-tz
08-22-05, 12:48 AM
When I saw the thread title, I thought at first that it meant there was ANOTHER Soriano out there somewhere ... :o

(I guess that's why it says "As in Minesota.")

goin for 27
08-22-05, 09:52 AM
I am already very concerned about the Twins. They have been playing very good ball, and have ridden all the way back into the race. If they were to add Soriano, they would be the favorite to win the Wild Card.

CTSoxFan
08-22-05, 12:11 PM
I can't imagine Carl Pohlad giving his OK to taking on Soriano's salary. This would absolutely stun me if it were anything other than a trade-blocking claim.

AustinTXHorn
08-22-05, 06:35 PM
Deadline to trade him passed a few hours ago. IMO, the Twins claimed him so he can stay a Ranger just in case they can work something out this offseason.

Mystic Merlyn
08-22-05, 06:43 PM
Say no Minny....Soriano isn't a good player.