Alfonso Soriano: Good Luck for Philly?

September 18, 2009 by  

Today in the Philadelphia Daily news, writer Paul Hagen offers an intriguing point of view on the Phillies' World Series victory from 2008: It might not have happened if they had signed outfielder Alfonso Soriano.

He points out the truckload of talented younger players the Phillies have been able to lock up since Soriano was a free agent in the winter of 2006, and mentions that the lack of Soriano's albatross contract has also given the Phils the flexibility to made trades for players like Cliff Lee.

Intriguing, even if the cynic in me says "of course hindsight is 20-20."

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