Word from a source is that the teams still standing in the Alfonso Soriano sweepstakes are only the Astros and Angels.
The White Sox, Tigers, and Twins appear to be out of the game, decreasing Jim Bowden’s leverage. Would’ve been nice to play off the AL Central rivals against one another.
Plenty of trade candidates have been connected to the Astros in recent days, including Roy Oswalt, Morgan Ensberg, Willy Taveras, Brad Lidge, and Adam Everett at the Major League level. L.A. seems to be dealing more in prospects, with Erick Aybar likely on the way out.