Today's various and sundry Soriano rumors, with thanks to the voracious New York press...
Bob Klapisch wants the Mets to get Soriano, either by dealing Mike Cameron, or by packaging Victor Diaz and Lastings Milledge. I'd be thrilled with either of those deals.
Joel Sherman, meanwhile, suggests dealing Cameron for Adrian Gonzalez. If the Mets want both Gonzalez and Alfonso Soriano, and will part with some variation of the Cameron/Diaz/Milledge package, once again, sign me up.
In New York Newsday, Jon Heyman says that the Mets are waiting for the Rangers to fall out of the race so that they'll be willing to part with Soriano, and quotes a Mets exec as saying that the Rangers are buyers. I have to hope that that quote is a week old, or else the Rangers brass is deluded themselves.
Newsday's Ken Davidoff, on the other hand, goes the opposite direction:
The Rangers have clearly tired of Alfonso Soriano's act. One team official said that they would trade Soriano for "something decent."
With a week to go before the trade deadline, the Soriano watch appears to be the most exciting thing going on right now for Rangers fans...