Monday, July 24, 2006

Soriano: He Gone

ESPN sez that Soriano could be on his way to Chicago for Brandon McCarthy and some chaff.

I'm not sure what to make of it, but McCarthy's an interesting pitcher, who's had decent success in the minors and majors, even as he's never truly been dominant. He's put up good minor K rates, and has shown good control, even as he's fairly homer prone (which isn't uncommon for a youngin'). Minor league stats.

More later... if something happens!

I'm not sure what the other names are, but here's John Sickles' look at the ChiSox Top-20 prospects -- actually a mid-season review of his pre-season top-20.

  • Nothing yet, but Banks of the Anacostia looks at the rumors, and finds a juicy one about Los Tigres that's worth a quick click.

  • Svrluga's story is up, adding nothing new, other than a quick character study of PT Bowden:
    One National League executive said over the weekend that Bowden -- a notorious wheeler-dealer whose cellphone voice mail currently answers, "I can't come to the phone because I'm in the middle of trying to make a deal" -- could be trying to lure division rivals into the bidding for Soriano, hoping the fear of losing a playoff berth would be enough to surrender better prospects. That suspicion first arose when the Seattle Mariners were reported to have interest in Soriano last week.

    "That'd be just like him," the executive said of Bowden.

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