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Alfonso Soriano To Cards Rumor False

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.



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