5 years ago

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Cubs have made it clear they would be willing to cover "a whole lot" of the $36 million owed to Alfonso Soriano for next two seasons.

It's not breaking news, but suggests that the Cubs could be picking up their efforts to trade Soriano before the start of the season. Soriano has a full no-trade clause and is signed through 2014. ESPN Chicago reported that there were "six or seven" teams he would approve as potential landing spots if he's moved.