Baseball's Winter Meetings are next week, and one name to keep an eye on is Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano. The club may look to move him, although he is owed $36 million over the next two years.
Moving Soriano won't be easy for the Cubs.
He's owed $36 million over the next two years, and has a full no-trade clause worked into his contract. However, coming off a season which he hit 32 home runs, Soriano could be a commodity for a team looking for an extra bat in the middle of their lineup.
Philadelphia is coming off a disappointing 81-81 season which saw them miss the playoffs and finish third in the NL East in 2012. More importantly, they've got a hole to fill in their lineup after the organization elected to trade Hunter Pence late last season.