I realize Cubs saved $5 million by dealing Soriano to Yankees, but why give up on this season before it even starts. Who knows if Corey Black will ever amount to anything? He has command issues & if he ever makes the bigs it's a while away. We don't have a major league outfield. Soriano would not have blocked any prospects, unless you consider Ryan Sweeney a prospect. He was a good man on and off the field, and if you fall out of contention he's available at the deadline.
I have to think Rickets must have been all over this transaction.