According to national columnist Jon Heyman (formerly of the Sporting News, now of Sports Illustrated), the Los Angeles Angels of Pine Tar are hot for Alfonso Soriano. Cool; they've got lots of young players!
Well . . .
Oh . . .
Hmmm . . .
Still . . .
Yeah, I have no idea if Heyman actually has something or if he's just talking for the sake of talking, either.
Make no mistake, though----the Angels would be a sweet trading partner, perhaps as good as it gets (outside of another Heyman nugget, Lastings Milledge, perhaps). Stoneman would be nuts to trade Lackey, pretty dumb to trade Santana, and utterly psychotic (at this point) to deal Jer. Weaver.
And that's not even mentioning Howie Kendrick.
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Not to be outdone, Robothal is on the scene, though with a decidedly different angle:
Hey, why you gotta play us like that, dawg?
Whatever involving Soriano is dropping, it sure isn't his batting average. Since bottoming out at .261, he's raised his average thirteen points in the past three games.
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And, finally, since I'm in the blockquoting mood:
Imagine that---sold for $300,000 (No, we don't want a player in return; just a little cash, thanks.) and on track for multi-year job security. Good guys don't always finish last.