Cubs have finally traded Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees for prospect Corey Black. Soriano started his career with the Yankees where he had success and went to two World Series with the organization. Trading Soriano was a no-brainer due to the emergence of Junior Lake. Soriano will definitely be a big bat that the Yankees need if they want to make the playoffs. Manager Dale Sveum of the Cubs, spoke highly of Soriano:“After the game we got everybody together to say our good-byes,” Sveum said. “It was emotional for all of us. You don’t usually gather teams together that often when people get traded to say your goodbyes. That just shows you the kind of person he is.” “He’s put together a pretty good run,” Sveum said. “Last year at 36 years old, he hit 32 [home runs] and drove in 108 [runs]. That’s a legacy in itself. He’s a guy who when he’s on the field, he’s lived up to his media guide, so to speak, besides the stolen bases he’s had in his career early.” “He’s 100 percent completely different than I thought,” Sveum said. “There hasn’t been a day of disappointment in his attitude, his work ethic, what he brings to younger players and his professionalism has been off the charts.” Soriano had an overall solid Cub career (if you look at the numbers) after signing with the ball club back in 2006 for 8years and $136million. We wish him well in New York.