(Gone. Courtesy of the AP)
There was an understandable amount of negative responses to the Yankees' lone trade deadline move of acquiring Alfonso Soriano. He was another player in his late 30s whose game had devolved to platoon bat status, he represented more committed money and roster space to the 2014 plans, and the Yankees gave up a useful prospect arm to get him. They were desperate for right-handed power at the time though, and Soriano does have that in spades. As a move to address an immediate and glaring weakness, it was the right move to make, 2014 concerns aside. With what he's done in his first 3 weeks back in pinstripes, Soriano has given the Yankees everything they needed and then some.