I’ve been getting a lot of emails about this rumor, which indicates that Alfonso Soriano has agreed in principle to a deal with the Cardinals for seven years and $77MM.
MLB4U.com is a cool website and that’s where this one started. However, the site allows users to post rumors and this is one such example. The link provided there does not go to a story about Soriano or even the correct newspaper.
Plus, a quick gut check says that this one does not make sense. Soriano’s agent was recently talking about a contract some $40MM higher than that amount. I don’t know why Soriano would take a deal that averaged just $11MM annually or why he would agree to a deal so quickly. I think it is safe to say that this rumor is false.