mpoland92 wrote:the only problem with Soriano sitting out this year is that the Nationals will put him on the restricted (or something like that) list and this year wont count, he wont be paid and wont get credit for playing the season, so next season he will still be the Nationals "property".... so the only 2 decisions I see here are 1- Soriano suck it up thsi year and play the outfield (and hope Vidro gets hurt or plays poorly), or 2- sit out and see if he gets traded, other than that I dont see any hope for him, which sucks because I too have him in 2 of my leagues which will kill me because the guy is a 1-3 rd player depending on which type of league and such it is....
It is very hard to imagine the Nationals holding him hostage all season and then expect to run him out in LF next year...if he makes the disqualified list they won't have to pay him and they will be pretty happy about that. They won't be in a rush to take the first offer they can get either but they need offence now. Soriano loses money if he plays LF and he loses money if he sits out but it is worthwhile for him to force a trade. Hopefully this fued does not last long.
The Cardinals are another team I can imagine trading for him...and Pittsburg does not know what to do with Craig Wilson. Pitt and Tampa would make a good 3rd party to complete a deal.
I think that teams will be interested and the Nats would be foolish not to accept a deal.