T-minus 1 hour
… and Alfonso Soriano’s in the lineup for the Rangers in Toronto, just led off the sixth. So unless he gets yanked in, oh, about the top of the ninth inning, he’s staying there. Sorry, Twins, Mets and Cubs, no Sori for you. But, much like with the Reds and Adam Dunn, if something doesn’t happen today (guess it still could…) the door’s definitely been swung wide open for suitors this winter.
Could it really be this slow? It just might. Wow. Last year, it all blew up at the very last second with the Nomar trade, but that moment may have passed with the crumbling (until November) of the Manny trade talks. As MLB.com’s Ian Browne tells us, Manny wants to stay now, so Manny will stay.
So far, there doesn’t seem to be that blockbuster out there, just too many complicating factors like money and too many people thinking — and they might be right — that they’re in the race.
Happy to be surprised in the next hour, but it’s still quiet.