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  ESPN - Alfonso Soriano Stats, News, Photos - Chicago Cubs
Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano both expect to play for the Dominican Republic in next year's World Baseball Classic, where they may be teammates with former Cub Sammy Sosa.
In a season where Alfonso Soriano had been declared dead, the $136 million man has finally shown signs of life.
Left fielder Alfonso Soriano was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and returned to the Cubs' lineup as their leadoff hitter against the Brewers.
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  KFFL - Alfonso Soriano, OF, Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano, normally the team's leadoff hitter, was dropped to the fifth slot in the batting order, Sunday, July 15, in order to generate more offense against lefthanded pitching, according to the Associated Press.
Soriano is 13-for-23 (.565) with four homers in his last five games, raising his batting average for the season to.326, and has six home runs in the month of June.
Soriano is expected to bat leadoff, according to manager Lou Piniella, and he could possibly play centerfield for the Cubs in 2007.
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 Alfonso Soriano - Deadspin
Soriano's come a long way from the beginning of the season, when he was the selfish prick in Washington who refused to move his defensively deficient ass to left field.
Alfonso Soriano might suck at being a left fielder, but if you're at a Nationals game, and sitting in foul territory with a woman who hasn't had a proper screening for ovarian cancer, there's no one else you'd rather have at the plate.
Well, it appears that Alfonso Soriano has agreed to play left field for the Nationals in spring training and is, in fact, playing the position right now, against the Cardinals.
deadspin.com /sports/alfonso-soriano   (1255 words)

 JockBio: Alfonso Soriano Biography
Alfonso was irritated at the way he was being moved around, but remembered that his goal a few months earlier had been to become the club’s utility man. He also knew that, with Derek Jeter likely to be the Yankee shortstop for a while, he’d have to adjust to another position.
Alfonso filled in for Jeter at shortstop, moved to left when Jeter returned, and then finally took over at second base when the club decided that Knoblauch would be the new leftfielder.
Alfonso was forced to commit himself a split-second sooner, and it didn’t take long for word to spread that anything with a late break would make him look foolish.
www.jockbio.com /Bios/Soriano/Soriano_bio.html   (6061 words)

 Alfonso Soriano Biography | Texas Rangers | 2004 All-Star Game | MLB | Alex Rodriguez Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alfonso Soriano was born in the Dominican Republic on January 7, 1978.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the New York Yankees in 1998 and spent three years playing in the minor leagues before he became a full-time starter for the Yankees in 2001.
Soriano's combination of speed and hitting have made him one of the most dangerous leadoff hitters in Major League Baseball and a favorite of baseball fans.
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 Alfonso Soriano
Alfonso Guilleard Soriano was born on January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
Soriano had been insistent that he wanted to remain in his usual position of a second baseman, however in March 2006, after previous refusals he agreed to play in the outfield.
Soriano's salary in 2005 whilst at the Texas Rangers was reported as $7,500,000.
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 RotoTimes.com - Alfonso Soriano - Fantasy Baseball Profile
Alfonso Soriano is expected to miss about a week of action with a strained hamstring, but the Cubs elected not to place him on the DL, instead optioning pitcher Angel Guzman to Triple-A, according to the AP.
Alfonso Soriano will have an MRI on his strained hamstring Tuesday, but he doesn't think the injury is severe and hopes to be back in 5-7 days, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Alfonso Soriano was forced to exit Monday's game with a strained hamstring, according to the AP.
www.rototimes.com /mlb/player.php?tqid=3363   (399 words)

 Alfonso Soriano MLB Baseball at CBSSports.com
Soriano hits third homer in last four: Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer in Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Padres and has three dingers in his last four games and 14 on the season.
Soriano hit.345 in May, and his average is gradually creeping towards the.300 mark after a brutal start to his season.
Soriano has five multihit performances in his last eight games, and is 12-for-36 with three homers and 11 RBIs in that stretch.
www.sportsline.com /mlb/players/playerpage/127572   (283 words)

 Alfonso Soriano quiere jugar en Dominicana | terra
El jardinero Alfonso Soriano, que acaba de firmar un contrato de 136 millones de dólares con los Cachorros de Chicago, expresó el sábado su interés por jugar este año en la liga invernal dominicana.
Soriano dijo que tiene la intención de seguir practicando en los jardines para mejorar su juego, aunque se mostró abierto a jugar en varias posiciones.
Soriano también habló de las motivaciones que lo llevaron a fichar con los Cachorros, diciendo que el dinero no fue lo único que inclinó la balanza.
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 Alfonso Soriano Jerseys - New York Yankees Jersey
Alfonso got his first big league hit off Norm Charlton (September 24, 1999) when he led off in the bottom of the 11th in a 3-3 game.
Alfonso was quickly recognized as one of the elite prospects in the majors.
Alfonso finally made it to the lead off spot in 2002 and quickly showed Yankees management he belonged there.
www.thejerseyspot.com /showcases/alfonso-soriano-jerseys.html   (299 words)

 RotoChamps.com : Alfonso Soriano
Alfonso Soriano was removed from Wednesday night's game in the sixth, four innings after he was plunked in the helmet by a Brian Bannister fastball.
Alfonso Soriano has been traded to the Nationals for Brad Wilkerson, Terrmel Sledge and a player to be named, ESPNews reports.
Alfonso Soriano has only started running on his injured hamstring in the last two weeks and will be a little behind entering camp.
www.rotochamps.com /mlb-1490-Alfonso-Soriano.html   (1627 words)

 DETECT-O-VISION » POTD: Alfonso Soriano, OF/2B
Soriano is who he is: a.275 hitter with 35 homers, good basepath speed, and not a lot else.
Soriano is one of baseball's most extreme FB hitters, and he has good juice in his bat, and 30-40 of those fly balls are going to go out of the park.
Soriano might not care amigo, but GM’s are as aware as you and I, of Soriano’s relative values at LF and 2B… if he’s strictly a LF, I’ll be surprised if he gets paid huge.
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 Soriano Refuses to Take Left Field
Soriano, a four-time all-star acquired by the Nationals in an offseason trade with the Texas Rangers, has steadfastly declined Washington's request that he move from second base to the outfield, and the issue came to a dramatic head Monday, resulting in a situation that seasoned baseball men believe could be unprecedented.
Soriano's clandestine departure ended a strange day in which he indicated that he needed to play to prepare for the season.
Therefore, though Soriano is due to be a free agent after the 2006 season, his contract would in effect be suspended, "and he would not be a free agent," Bowden said.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/20/AR2005062000884.html   (1387 words)

 Alfonso Soriano: the sweet swing of success Latino Leaders: The National Magazine of the Successful American Latino - ...
Although no one could guess it by watching him today, Soriano, as a youngster, was considered slow afoot and with not enough meat on his bones to muscle the ball from the plate.
Soriano himself refers to a two-run, ninth-inning long ball homerun that sank the Mariners in the championship as one of his biggest moments in baseball.
Soriano's youthful optimism both on the field and in the streets of his hometown is contagious.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PCH/is_5_5/ai_n6332912   (964 words)

 Alfonso Soriano : Sandbox.com - Alfonso Soriano Biography from Sandbox.com
Alfonso Soriano homered, singled and walked in four plate appearances Monday against the Mariners.
Alfonso Soriano has full no-trade protection and a $300,000 bonus for winning the MVP award included in his eight-year, $136 million contract with the Cubs.
Soriano gets an $8 million signing bonus, $9 million next year, $13 million in 2008, $16 million in 2009 and then $18 million per season in each of the final five years of the deal.
fantasynews.sandbox.com /2005/news/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&id=2727   (888 words)

 Alfonso Soriano : USAToday.com - Alfonso Soriano Biography from USAToday.com
ET Alfonso Soriano hopes to return in a week or so after an MRI on his hamstring came back negative.
ET The Cubs are calling Alfonso Soriano day-to-day with a strained left hamstring.
ET Alfonso Soriano recorded his first multihit game and first RBI of the season in Saturday's victory.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=2727   (424 words)

 Alfonso Soriano - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0
Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in the Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the Washington Nationals.
On December 7, 2005, Soriano was traded to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Brad Wilkerson, Terrmel Sledge, and a minor league pitcher.
Soriano refused to take the field, and the Nationals organization has threatened him with disqualification, which would have meant forfeiture of his salary, and he would not have received credit for service time in fulfillment of the obligations of his contract.
www.armchairgm.com /index.php?title=Alfonso_Soriano   (1054 words)

 MetaDC: Alfonso Soriano Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It looks like Alfonso Soriano will remain in DC at least through the end of the season.
Alfonso Soriano isn't going to win the MVP this year, and that's fair.
Alfonso Soriano is one of the finalists for the National League Hank Aaron award.
metadish.com /dc/news/alfonso-soriano   (840 words)

 Alfonso Soriano - The Huffington Post
Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in five runs, and Derrek Lee added a two-run homer as the Cubs flexed their little-used muscle...
Alfonso Soriano lacked only a home run for the cycle for the Cubs, who have won nine of 12 and pulled to two games of NL Central-leading Milwaukee....
Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano, right, is congratulated by Angel Pagan, left, after the Cubs beat the Reds 8-1 in their baseball game Saturday, July 28, 2007 in Cincinnati.
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 U.S.S. Mariner » Free agent reviews: Alfonso Soriano - Seattle Mariners and general baseball discussion
The contracts being asked for by Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Lee are data points A and B in the case that major league general managers, as a group, need a lot of help.
Soriano projects as about a 3-4 win player the next few years and will probably be around a 2 win player by the time this new contract ends.
If we end up with Soriano at 17 mill a year over Matsuzaka, that tiny part of me that still has faith in the team’s ability to evaluate talent and acceptable risk will be taken off the respirator and finally laid to rest.
ussmariner.com /2006/11/06/free-agent-reviews-alfonso-soriano   (4266 words)

 Chicago Cubs, Aramis Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Alfonso Soriano, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soriano, the most-sought after free agent on the market, passed a physical Monday and the Cubs announced they had agreed to a $136 million, eight-year contract.
Soriano's deal trails only those of Alex Rodriguez ($252 million for 10 years), Derek Jeter ($189 million for 10 years), Manny Ramirez ($160 million for eight years) and Todd Helton ($141.5 million for 11 years).
Soriano said he met Washington officials after his one standout season with the Nationals but said he didn't receive a later phone call to discuss a deal.
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 Alfonso Soriano - Which One is Real? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2006
Alfonso Soriano came out of the gate red hot, making him the top ranked hitter in all of fantasy baseball through June 4.
One is that Soriano’s home run pace up through June 4th (11 ab/hr) is the real Soriano and he’s just in a slump right now from which he will return to start hitting a home run every 11 ab’s.
I think given Soriano’s home run explosion at the start of this year expecting a regression to his consistent power numbers that he posted in 2002, 2003 and 2005 makes the most sense.
www.fantasybaseballcafe.com /2006/tips_real_soriano.php   (1704 words)

 DCist: Alfonso Soriano: The Last Stand
Alfonso's name is so prevalent in the rumor mill only partially because of his value.
Teams with solid clubhouse chemistry might not look to shake up the lineup with Soriano, and may instead bolster their bench with proven veterans who would embrace a reserve role, like Marlon Anderson and Daryle Ward (who both made clutch hits in last night's series-clincher in Atlanta).
Soriano, who may be older than 30 anyways, is looking at a steep decline in the near future.
www.dcist.com /archives/2006/06/08/alfonso_soriano.php   (2131 words)

 Alfonso Soriano baseball cards
When Alfonso Soriano was growing up in the Dominican Republic, he most likely never heard the baseball expression that a walk is as good as a hit since he is a free swinger with the bat who did not draw his first base on balls until his 25th game of the season in 2001.
Soriano has the arm and range to become a solid defender in addition to his great speed on the bases.
He is off to a great start in baseball and being on a great New York Yankees team makes his cards even more collectible.
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 Alfonso Soriano nuevamente esta entre los transferibles | terra
Soriano consideraba que al no haber sido enviado a otro equipo ante del 31 de julio, permanecería con los Nacionales por el resto de la temporada.
En caso de que algún equipo solicite a Soriano, los Nacionales tienen dos días para negociar el traslado, y en caso de que no se llegue a ningún acuerdo, sacarlo de entre los transferibles, y mantenerlo por lo que resta de la temporada.
Soriano, que será agente libre después de la temporada, dijo que él y los Nacionales no están negociando ningún contrato, y dijo que esperará hasta el fin de la temporada para llegar a un acuerdo al respecto con su agente, Diego Bentz.
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 FOX Sports - MLB - Cubs close to landing Soriano   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soriano, 30, is believed to be seeking an eight-year deal for approximately $17 million per season, which could put the total value of his package in the range of $135 million.
The addition of Soriano would be the latest in a flurry of off-season moves by general manager Jim Hendry that have overhauled the roster for new manager Lou Piniella.
If Soriano's deal is completed, it would be the fifth-largest total package given to a major league player, behind Alex Rodriguez ($252 million for 10 years), Derek Jeter ($189 million for 10 years), Manny Ramirez ($160 million for eight years) and Todd Helton ($141.5 million for 11 years).
msn.foxsports.com /mlb/story/6188248   (665 words)

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