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Alfonso Soriano is vastly overpaid. Let’s just get that out of the way now. He makes far too much money relative to his contributions. Just let this obvious truism hover and disipate so we can move on. Over it? Good.

Alfonso Soriano makes a very attractive trade chip at the right price. He can help many teams with his bat. Full stop. Might it be the Yankees, the upstart Cubs or some other team? Either way, Soriano provides plenty of pop should anyone require it.

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For reasons that are both obvious and mystifying, there is a lot of resentment directed towards the conspicuous Giants fandom of some Getting Blanked contributors. Parkes, in particular, catches hell in the comment sections of anything Giants-related he writes. Some might sight an over-abundance of Giants coverage on GB but, hey, sue us. The team is competitive and compelling, a combination made in blog heaven.

Lots of people who read Getting Blanked don’t agree and that is okay. We get it, I suppose. You are in good company. Take Alfonso Soriano, for example. The starting left fielder for the moribund Chicago Cubs is a potential trade piece, as his considerable contract ($18 million per annum through 2014) all but ensures unclaimed passage through waivers.

After something newsworthy happened yesterday to a member of the San Francisco Giants outfield, they are suddenly in the market for a new left fielder. Might Sori fit the bill? Not if he can help it.

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