I went through this same question myself last week and decided he was worth more in a trade. I gave up Soriano,Giambi for Prior,Boone,M.Cabrera. I felt Giambi was basically a scrub and I had plenty of 1B backups to fill his void.. I've been using them most of the season anyway. So I felt I was getting everything in this deal for Soriano.. who like everyone has said hasn't quite put up the numbers we all had hoped for as of yet. I'd say depending on what you can get, you gotta consider his value. For me the upgrade in pitching and 3B- had Koskie
- made this deal good for me. Plus Boones' numbers 2nd half over the past 3 years are very good. He bats almost .300 in July,.310 Aug, .330 in Sept. Those are the averages for the past 3 yrs. So for me it was BYE BYE Soriano! I do still think he's the best 2B out there but if you need depth, like I did, I think using someone like him is a great way to go.