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14 responses to “Alfonso Soriano is Close to Being Benched”

  1. jstraw

    I like Lou’s strategy. Winning with more frequency could work. No…I’m serious. It could be just the thing. I think he should try that…just as an experiment, mind you. We can always reevaluate.

  2. nickpip

    The thing that troubles me the most about this post is that the word “close” is in the headline. Soriano needs to be benched now. Colvin needs to be playing today and the rest of the season so he can get the MLB experience he needs. Benching Soriano would be the wake up call he needs to either get better — or just be wildly rich and forgettable.

  3. BT

    It’s only been a week. Everyone has a bad week. That being said, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an outfielder miss this many routine fly balls. Maybe Adam Dunn, but I don’t think he’s done it with this frequency. I mean, it just doesn’t happen to anyone else. Does it?

  4. xolager

    Oh god, five more years of this… and you have to assume it’s going to get worse each year, right?

  5. Hawkboy64

    I’m srry Alfonso but ur pathetic def is only exceeded by yr offense and if we really want to won it’s time fr u to ride the bench r go to triple a to work on both (4 more yrs of this guy) plz mr rickets make him go away 2

  6. Kevin G

    He wouldnt be surprised if he is benched. Lou and Hendry need to win this year, or I am betting its the Ax for both of them.

  7. Kevin G

    I wonder if we eat about 70% of his contract if we could trade him to An American. We may not get as much for him as we once could, But I think we could get him waive is no trade if he get benched. He doesnt like to sit the bench at all.

  8. brian

    I think its time to create a “Release Soriano Fund”. If every Cubs fan donated some money, perhaps what they would spend on one game (decrease demand, decrease price), maybe there could be enough money to give to Mr. Ricketts so he could just release Soriano and no longer deal with him. Not to sure about the legalities of it, or even if MLB would allow something like that, but I can’t stand watching this guy in Cubbie blue.

  9. KB

    Many teams have eaten massive contracts. If we have to eat this one, so be it.
    Besides, I agree with the poster who suggested a trade. You might say, “Alf has the most untradeable contract in the history of the game!” Yeah, it’s atrocious.

    But the most untradeable contract ever was Mike Hampton’s, and HE GOT TRADED!
    So it can be done.

    At this point, I’d take a serviceable set-up man for him.

    1. wax_eagle

      Maybe if the cubs put him on waivers towards the deadline Kenny Williams will claim him…worked last year for the Jays.