SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs looks on during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 28, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 9-2. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Jon Heyman is reporting a bit (mixed?) interest in Alfonso Soriano and says the Cubs would have to pay the bulk of the contract to move him. Elsewhere, fans react with understandable emotion now that Ron Santo has finally been elected to the Hall of Fame, and Epstein should be expected to be active during the Winter Meetings.
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"#cubs getting a bit of interest in soriano. belongs in al. obvs theyd have to pay bulk of $."
At Last, Ron Santo Elected To Baseball's Hall Of Fame - Bleed Cubbie Blue
"It's sad that Ron Santo is not here with us to celebrate. So let's celebrate his life and career. He'd have enjoyed that."
Theo Epstein ready to start smart-as-an-art magic for Cubs - Chicago Sun-Times
"There won’t be any blockbusters requiring Ambien for the Cubs and their new team president during this week’s winter meetings in Dallas, mostly because there’s nobody on the Cubs’ roster who commands ‘‘idolized’’ or ‘‘blockbuster’’ status. But that doesn’t mean the next few days won’t offer a glimpse into how Epstein and his newly assembled, ex-Red Sox management team plan to redefine the Cubs’ way of doing business, if not their so-called culture."
Cubs Rumors: Expected to be Active; Beuhrle, Soriano, Headley - MLB Daily Dish
A still-relevant update from Saturday.