San Francisco Giants trade rumors appear to include an Alfonso Soriano trade that almost went down before the MLB trade deadline. The Giants tried to pry him away from the Chicago Cubs, and the deal was almost completed.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the two sides actually came to terms on a deal, only to have Soriano reject the trade. He has a provision in his contract that allows for it, and apparently he didn't want to go play for San Francisco.
It seems that Soriano only wanted to go to the Los Angeles Dodgers and that he turned his nose up to a trade with the Giants. It's odd that he wouldn't want to go to a contender willing to take him on, but apparently Soriano felt that a trade could still get worked out with the Dodgers before the deadline hit.
The Giants obviously found a way to get an outfielder by pulling off a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, but it sure would have been interesting to see what Soriano could do for a good team. Instead, he remains with a Cubs team that doesn't want him, possibly making him the left fielder again next year.
What do you think about these San Francisco Giants trade rumors? Would an Alfonso Soriano trade have improved the team enough to make it far in the 2012 National League Playoffs?