The long saga of Alfonso Soriano’s tenure with the Cubs have finally drawn to a close after the team put the outfielder on a red-eye flight to New York, where he’ll join the Yankees Friday. Experts agree that the deal should give the Cubs at least a 0.00000001% better chance of winning the World Series by the close of this century.
“Without question, the Cubs chances at a World Series victory by 2095 have now improved ever so slightly,” said ESPN baseball analyst Jayson Stark. “Sure, many of us won’t be around to see it, but Cubs fans have to be excited that their great-great grandkids may finally get to experience a championship at Wrigley Field.”
MLB.com columnist Peter Gammons agreed.
“The Cubs’ trade of Soriano ends a very costly era in Chicago, that brought about some rather mixed results,” said Gammons. “But because the Cubs still have to pay most of his $18 million salary next season, I don’t expect this trade to do much to improve the team’s World Series chances in the next 80 or so years.”