I really like Granderson and it makes me hurl that he got hurt, but the possibility of Soriano actually being needed enough to garner interest from the Yankees, well that's just interesting.
I posed the question over at The Cub Reporter - what might the Yanks give in return?
I mean - the Yanks have got some prospects, right?
The first answer I got was this: "Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Hamilton, Jackson, Grant & Franklin are possibilities".
And the second answer was really underwhelming so I kinda put it out of my head.
But since then, lots of people keep bringing it up - why it should or shouldn't happen.
Then I thought about last year.
He was kind of awesome, and honestly a couple years ago if you'd have suggested he could improve so dramatically in the outfield, I would have laughed in your face.
But he did.
He also turned out to be a positive influence on the kids.
Managers have said it for some time, but I never really believed he was such a hard worker.
Anyway, yeah it's a horrible contract - maybe the worst thought-out ever, but last year was sort of Hump-Day on the whole deal.
It's now Contract Thursday, and I don't feel that venom welling up in me about it any more.
I kinda think he might help make this summer a bit more enjoyable now.
Hey, if Theo and Jed can wrangle a prospect then great.
Soriano's still got another year at a disgusting amount of money and the Cubs are willing to eat a bunch of it.
But probably a trade is so impossible it's not even worth talking about.
I don't really care any more.
Let him hit some more homers at Wrigley.
Hopefully I'll be there when it happens.