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    Alfonso Soriano

    First, I must say that I do agree with everyone that the Soriano's contract with the Cubs is not a good one from the Cubs perspective; however, I do not agree with everyone who thinks Soriano is an awful player for the Cubs. By all accounts, Soriano has been a great leader and hard worker during his time with the Cubs. Not only that, but he has put up solid numbers (although not worthy of his ridiculous paycheck) and has improved his defense (impressive considering he is getting old in baseball terms). Basically, I wish people would rip on the Cubs for the terrible deal they made with Soriano instead of ripping Soriano. Soriano continues to be one of my favorite Cubs and I will miss him when he is gone. I am grateful for his time with the Cubs.



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    I hope Soriano stays with the Cubs. But I am a Cardinals fan.



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    I've warmed back up to Soriano. When he has those hot streaks, he is still dominant. That's only for a stretch, but it's really magical to see.

    He'll never be a great defender, but he's not awful. The problem is more with the concept of these inflated contracts. I don't blame him for signing. Apparently, that was market value for him, so I don't blame the Cubs either.

    Curious to see what the next few days bring. I assume he's moving on, and (if so) I hope that's great for him, and that we get a good deal.


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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Bring back Zambrano.



    Note: I am not a Cubs fan or an MLB fan in general, but I did like Zambrano for some odd reason.


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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Bring back Zambrano.



    Note: I am not a Cubs fan or an MLB fan in general, but I did like Zambrano for some odd reason.
    You like to mix boxing and baseball?


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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    You like to mix boxing and baseball?
    Yes, brings more excitement to the sport.


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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Top 5 worst contracts in baseball in the last 10 years.



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    I think most people would love Sori if he took a 90% pay cut.



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Top 5 worst contracts in baseball in the last 10 years.
    Where do Fukudome and Garciapara's rank?



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Quote Originally Posted by WAP311 View Post
    Where do Fukudome and Garciapara's rank?
    Nomar wasn't a terrible player for the cubs. Fukodome only made like a 4th of what Soriano is. Nomar just had terrible luck injury wise, but was productive when he played.



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Strikes out too much.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Is he still swinging a bat the size of a telephone pole like he did with the Yanks?



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    Is he still swinging a bat the size of a telephone pole like he did with the Yanks?
    He is swinging a slightly lighter bat, and it's helped him. I think a 2 oz lighter bat.



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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    $18 - $19 mil a year is just WAY too much for him. Very good player even with the strikeouts and mediocre fielding, just an awful contract.


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    Re: Alfonso Soriano

    It's a bad contract, but I agree that he can still produce. His numbers last year weren't bad at all.

    This regime has shown they will eat some money on a contract. I can think of a couple of knucklehead pitchers that were invited to leave the team. The fact Soriano is still on the squad at all shows he's a good asset to have around



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