As the Major League Baseball trade deadline nears, major moves are surely on the horizon. The deadline is usually a stressful time for teams looking to make big moves to either make a pennant run, or possibly sell big names to bring in prospects to help the rebuilding process of the team.
While the Dodgers already missed out on one of their trade targets in Francisco Rodriguez, the deadline should be interesting for the Boys in Blue.
In looking at their upcoming schedule, the Dodgers are slated to play both the Cubs and Yankees and according to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com the two teams have reached an agreement on a trade:
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 26, 2013
Soriano has had a somewhat of a solid season so far for the Cubs this season hitting .257 with 17 home runs and 51 RBI’s. The reason the Dodgers will not be stressing is simple.
The Dodgers face the Cubs seven more times this season while they’ll only see the Yankees for two games at Dodger Stadium next week.
During his career, Soriano has hit just .247 against the Dodgers with eight home runs and 22 RBI’s. An even better stat for Dodger fans is that he only hits .222 at Dodger Stadium.
While the trade doesn’t directly affect the Dodgers, seeing less of Soriano, who is having a solid season, will help down the stretch.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the latest on Matt Kemp’s injured ankle.