Alfonso Soriano Refused a Trade to the Pirates

Dejan Kovacevic reports that Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano refused to waive his no trade clause to accept a trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kovacevic mentioned that he didn’t know how far talks went, or if they started at all, but that Soriano didn’t want to play in Pittsburgh.

Soriano turned down a few other teams, including refusing to go to the San Francisco Giants. He’s got 10-and-5 rights, which allows him to refuse a trade to any team.

Share This Article

Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

Pirates Acquire Gaby Sanchez and Prospect From Marlins

Next Story »

The High Asking Prices For Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino

  • http://twitter.com/jeffsnedden Jeff Snedden

    Thank you Mr. Soriano. Enjoy losing 110 games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1388816199 Bob Martin

    Amen to that Jeff, knew he wasn’t bright but to stick with a rebuilding club is just Plain dumb. Enjoy losing, you got a few more years of that before your career is over.

  • indybucfan

    They normally don’t ask to waive your rights until a deal is close to done. His only appeal would be that the Cubs would have to pay most of the freight and he’d be cheap production.

  • joegoodman29

    Thanks for saving us the adventures of you playing left field Alphonso! I can remember at least a couple games where you single handedly gave it away to us. Also, I’m we weren’t the only ones. I don’t know how the Cubs will ever move this guy with his salary, and this is an up year for him on offense/defense. Unless then end up paying damn near all his salary. I read something like, right now he is more than half of their committed payroll towards next years payroll. No sour grapes from me though, Cubbies can keep him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.thompson.3597 Tim Thompson

    Kinda glad he didn’t come here cuz tht let us get the younger and still learning snider

  • whiteAngus

    both the Pirates and Giants parks are hard on RH hitters, so you can see why Statman Soriano would refuse to go.

  • TonyPenaforHOF

    Really?!?! His team is in full rebuild and he says no to moving to a contender? Wow…That says all you need to know about him.

  • Elizardi

    I’ve never been happier to be rejected. We’re a much better team without him…this season and next! We have our outfield.

  • James S

    I would have liked to have his power bat in the line-up, but I’m turned off by unintelligent players. Soriano showed with that decision all I needed to know about how knowledgable he is. We don’t need his type around here.

Latest Analysis

  • Austin Meadows

    Austin Meadows Lowered His Hand Position to Add More Power

    3 hours ago

    Ever since he was drafted, Austin Meadows was regarded as a prospect with power that you could dream about. He drew comps to Jay Bruce in the ...

    Read More
  • Tarpley Brault

    Will the Snider Trade Result in the Pirates Finally Having a Left-Handed Starting Prospect?

    19 hours ago

    Despite adding plenty of pitching through the draft over the last several years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been short on the amount of quality left-handed pitching in their ...

    Read More
  • Connor Joe 2

    Meet Connor Joe: The First Round Pick You Know Nothing About

    1 day ago

    This site is now in its seventh year of existence. For the last four years, I’ve been doing this full-time, allowing me to see every affiliate throughout the year, along ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What is the Difference Between Mel Rojas and Keon Broxton?

    2 days ago

    Mel Rojas Jr. was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft. The son of the former big league closer had ...

    Read More
  • Jose Tabata

    The Details of Jose Tabata’s New Swing

    3 days ago

    On Friday I wrote about how Jose Tabata talked to Marlon Byrd over the off-season, aimed at changing his swing to add some leverage, lift the ball, ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What Led to Keon Broxton’s Breakout Year in Altoona?

    4 days ago

    Keon Broxton used to be one of the top prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system. Baseball America ranked him as high as tenth in the system ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More

    Advertisement