Chicago Cubs Rumors: Are Suitors Motivated to Pull off Alfonso Soriano Deal?

August 3, 2012 by  

The last great obstacle to Theo Epstein's rebuilding project with the Chicago Cubs is Alfonso Soriano's cinder block of a contract.

Soriano has two years left on his deal, each worth $18 million. Combined with what he's set to be paid for the remainder of this season—reportedly $8 million—that leaves $44 million for another team to take on if they want to make a trade for the Cubs left fielder. 

Depending on the metaphor that best suits your taste, the remaining two years on that deal are like two cinder blocks on Epstein's feet,...

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