The Mets Should Target Soriano
If the Mets were considering bringing Michael Bourn into the fold at $12 million per season, then perhaps they should target Alfonso Soriano. The Cubs are in total rebuild mode, and they are more than willing to deal Soriano. If the Mets are willing to pay about $7 million of his $18 million annual contract, the Cubs would be willing to deal him. His defense is suspect, but his bat still has plenty of life left in it. And the Mets certainly have a need for right-handed power. The Mets would only be on the hook for two more seasons, and at $7 million per season, they could manage that contract, and he would provide more pop than Bourn would have supplied. Mike Baxter could come in and play defense late in games. It’s a move that makes baseball and financial sense for the Mets…as well as the Cubs.
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