Mr. "There Is No I In Team" wants $12 million; Nats offered $10 million. Hearing set for 2 pm.
Could Bowden's big headache be going to the Cubs if Sammy makes the team?
The Cubs long have had an interest in Soriano, but Washington came up with a better trade offer from the Rangers over the winter...He continues to insist he will not play the outfield, creating a National problem because Jose Vidro is their second baseman.
Either Soriano or Vidro might have to go if Sosa makes the team and it probably would be Soriano, who will make either $10 million or $12 million next season, depending on the outcome of Thursday's arbitration hearing. The Nationals most likely would like a front-line pitcher in return, although they may have to settle for less. (via Chicago Tribune 2/08/2006)