Sorry for the lack of posts recently, Blogger has been giving me a hard time these past few days...
The Alfonso Soriano soap opera is dragging on, blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda, if you want to read about the details go here
I say Cash if you're out there, go trade for him. Now. He never wanted to leave the Yanks in the first place, and now he's yours for the taking. The Nats lost 2 pitchers for the year - a much needed innings eater in Brian Lawrence, and top set-up man Luis Ayala via the WBC - this offseason, so offer them something to ease their suffering. See if they'll take Jaret Wright off your hands - after all, he could be successful for an NL team, especially in RFK - and throw in Scott Proctor, who'll never be anything more than the 12th man on the Yanks staff.
Get the money to work and pull the trigger. Soriano is on record saying the only team he'd switch to the outfield for is the Yanks, so that leaves tons of options as to where you could play him. You could platoon him with Cano, give him a ton of ABs as the primary DH, and use him to spell Matsui-Damon-Sheff in the outfield. That'll turn Bernie and Andy Phillips into bats off the bench, which is where they probably should be.
Think of the lineup:
CF - Damon
SS - Jeter
3B - A-Rod
1B - Giambi
RF - Sheff
LF - Matsui
DH - Soriano
C - Posada
2B - Cano
Soriano would transform the lineup from 'God Damn' to 'Holy Sh*t', and you'd add some speed given his annual 30-30 output and 40-40 potential. He may never be the player he was in 2002 again (92 XBH, 39 HR, 102 RBI, 41 SB - 3rd in MVP voting), but he's still a monster at the dish. Jim Bowden wouldn't get a better offer than Wright and Proctor at this point, so stick it to him when he's most vulnerable.
And as icing on the cake, when Omar Minaya throws 5-yrs and $70M Soriano's way next offseason, we'll get 2 extra first round picks! Do it Cash, do it!