Is Alf Soriano roughly half as good as A-Rod? Cause he's asking for 1/2 A-Rod money. Stingy Trader Jim is offering a measly 2/5 of an A-Rod. This is another one of those City Council-MLB, Comcast-Angelos pairings where the only acceptable outcome is a targeted meteor strike. Since that's unlikely, I'm reduced to hoping that JimBo will be allowed to spend $10 million on a one-year rental of a disgruntled LF who's not Sammy Sosa. Continuing the offensive nicknames trend from earlier posts, if Alfonso gets his $12 million, I'm calling him A-Sor.