Oh Good God No!
Rangers trade Soriano to Nationals for three players. Let's see. Brad Wilkerson gets on base. Brad Wilkerson plays centerfield. Alfonso Soriano does not get on base. Alfonso Soriano plays a position where we have a three-time all-star. Alfonso Soriano refuses to move to the outfield from said position. Alfonso Soriano plays really, really bad defense.
Oh, by the way, here is Soriano away from the Hitter's Paradise in Arlington in 2005:
.224 AVG. .265 OBP .374 SLG.
Do those numbers look familiar?
Wrong direction, folks. Wrong direction. Not to mention that Brad Wilkerson is one of my favorite Nats players; he did the wonderful commercial for that bank and hit me a foul ball.
Here's the good news - the deal is pending physicals. I hope that Soriano gets a rigorous diagnosis. [Unrelated notes - (1) the fact that the lead actor on House is actually British blows me away; he's got a flawless American accent; and (2) the chick on House is pretty much a mega-hottie, although she lost a little bit too much weight after she realized House was a hit; (3) the "House Poll" this week is "Do you think House would take Stacy back if she wanted him?" I mean, DUH!!].