Soriano and the Nationals have not had serious discussions about a new contract. The Nationals are expecting to get a lot of prospects for Soriano, and the Angels have shown the most interest. Soriano says he is feeling comfortable in left field, but if he had his way, second base is the only position for him.
Though his power has diminished, Abreu is a proven on-base machine and a fine base runner. The right fielder is a league leader in walks and on-base percentage, and is also on pace for his third straight 30-steal season.
The veteran reliever is earning the minimum $327,000, but with incentives can pocket as much as 1.05 million. He is a prime candidate to be moved if the team wants to go with a "closer of the future." But should the Marlins get into the Wild Card race, Borowski may end up being the closer down the stretch. Has pitched effectively, and if moved, could be a factor in a contender's bullpen.