Soriano merchandise plummeting

With his trade to Texas, merchandise of Alfonso Soriano in a Yankee uniform is losing its luster.

Originally Published: February 20, 2004
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

In New York sporting goods stores, merchandisers can't get enough goods with the No. 13 on it or with the name "Rodriguez" on the back of replica jerseys.

Alex Rodriguez items are flying off the shelves since the highest-paid player in baseball was added to the team with the highest payroll in baseball in the nation's largest market.

But there's another side to the trade with the Texas Rangers that was formally announced on Tuesday -- the glut of Yankees merchandise of Alfonso Soriano, ...

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