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You hear it everyday. Heck, maybe you say it everyday.

Alfonso Soriano sucks.

Despite being one of the hardest working players on the Cubs, Soriano’s body has inarguably has failed him in recent years, and his performance has flagged. It was most noticeable in in 2011, when he hit just .244/.289/.469, and in the early going of 2012. After all, Soriano’s hitting just .264/.299/.403 on the year.

Soriano has become an easy target for fans and media, thanks in large part to his egregious contract (not his fault), his walking out of the box (a bad habit, and mostly his fault), and how he looks tracking down balls in the outfield (not his fault – he’s got a bad knee). Some of the criticism is deserved, but most is unfair.

And it’s become extremely unfair this last month, when Soriano has arguably been the Cubs’ best hitter.

I’ve done what I can to emphasize Soriano’s hot streak in recent Series Previews, but it’s gotten to the point where it requires a loud, written shout: ALFONSO SORIANO HAS BEEN ON FIRE FOR A MONTH.

That .264/.299/.403 line? Yes, it’s bad, but it’s been dragged down by an hilariously abysmal start to the year, that saw Soriano at just .200/.220/.200 on April 23, one month ago today. Since then, he’s raised his production dramatically.

Indeed, in the last 30 days, Soriano is hitting .303/.347/.528 with four homers, eight doubles, and 14 RBI. Only Bryan LaHair’s line over that month is better on the Cubs, but if you start things at May 1, LaHair’s going just .246/.358/.478 (in May, Soriano is at .294/.351/.559).

Soriano’s line in the last 30 days far eclipses even Soriano’s career numbers (.274/.323/.503), and is better than all but three or four of his best seasons. I’m not saying either his first month this year, or his most recent month is a true reflection of the “real” Soriano – you can’t cherry pick stats like that – but I am saying we can’t keep ignoring how well he’s been hitting in the last 30 days.

Whatever Soriano’s past, and whatever his future, he’s been killing the ball in May. Let’s make sure to keep that in mind as we discuss him going forward. And let’s hope AL teams looking for a DH are keeping it in mind, as well.

  • Cheryl

    Glad you did this article, Brett. Hate to see anyoe get a bad rap.

    • Joe

      Agreed. Thanks, Brett.

  • gritsngravy

    Nice article Brett. Soriano has always been very streaky but I can remember when he pulled his hamstring a few years ago going into third on sunday night baseball against the mets. My stomach dropped because I knew that we lost a guy for awhile who could carry the team on his back for weeks at a time. With that being said yes he needs to be a dh not because of his heart but because he does in fact have bad knees and chasing down fly balls with bad knees I am sure is no easy task. Thanks again Brett for having this sight I kill alot of work time here during the day.

    • Patrick

      This site helps me kill a lot of time at work also. Feel sometimes following the Cubs is my full time Job, I wish it was.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, GnG. That’s what I’m here for.

  • http://bleachernation Allen

    He still sucks especially in clutch situations

    • TWC

      Hit, or hit not.  There is no ‘clutch’.

      • http://bleachernation Allen

        Whatever word you wanna use. i just know whenever he comes up in a spot with runners on base in a close game hes gonna strikeout. Whatever you wanna call those situations. I call them clutch

        • TWC

          This season, in twenty games with two outs and runners in scoring position, he’s batting .400 with a 1.128 OPS.

          (Which is pretty much a meaningless bunch of numbers, really.  I have no problem admitting that.)

          • http://bleachernation Allen

            How many of those hits came when we were down or up by 5 runs?

            • TWC

              Thus far this season, when the scoring margin is greater than 4 runs, he’s got a .231/.286/.462 line.  Any other stats you want me to look up?  Or are you gonna just continue to go with your gut?

              • bt

                Yes, but how many of those hits did he get when Allen wasn’t watching? Huh?

                • CastrotoBarneytoLaHair

                  LMAO!!! One of the many reasons I come to this site every day. Keep up the witty, smart-ass remarks…Everyone!

              • http://bleachernation Allen

                Your right soriano is the greatest player of all time! i didnt realize he sucked in those situations to. Ill just say that if we got runners on in a close game he is the last guy on the team that i would want up

                • DocPeterWimsey

                  Please read the other threads.  We all know that it’s Castro we don’t want batting in those situations.  No, sorry, Soto.  My bad, Stewart.  Or is it DeJesus?  Oops, wait: we don’t want LaHair there anymore, although 2 weeks ago, man, he was a deity.

                  • Cubbie Blues

                    My vote is to send Garza up there to bunt.

                    • TWC

                      Or Castro.

                  • Beer Baron

                    Luckily for all of them those situations haven’t been coming up very often this season.

            • rcleven

              Hell. I want to see T Wood come up in those situations as long as he can face Happ every time.

        • Martin

          Except the stats don’t bear that out. This year, his OPS is .701 overall. In one run games, it’s .794. After the 7th inning, it’s .779. With runners on base, it’s .754.

          Basically, in all the situations you’ve described, he’s actually hitter better than usual.

          Career-wise, he hasn’t always hit better with runners on in late situations. In many of those cases, he’s hit almost exactly the same with runners on and without runners on.

          Basically, just because your eyes tell you something does not make it right, especially if it’s something that can be quantified.

          • http://bleachernation Allen

            Its amazing all the soriano bashing that goes on here on a daily basis and i say one thing about soriano sucking and now everybody is a huge soriano fan. Its crazy. i dont care what the stats say. in my humble opinion of watching soriano everyday i would rather yave anybody else up with runners on. My opinion. You guys can continue to love soriano until brett writes a soriano sucks post and then everybody will agree with that

            • TWC

              “i dont care what the stats say.”

              Yeah.  We know.

              • http://bleachernation Allen

                maybe it has something to do with the fact he makes a billion dollars a year. those kind of players should be a little better then average. your right i dont care what the stats say. i dont need stats to tell me what i see on an everyday basis. stats dont mean anything to me for cubs players cuz i watch every game. I know what i see

                • MichiganGoat

                  Agreed he is playing below his pay, but to say he always sucks with RISP is why we are challenging your assumptions.

                  • rcleven

                    “but to say he always sucks with RISP”
                    Can we assume that about Castro? Please. Please.

                • hansman1982

                  Here is the problem – what you are “seeing” (more accurately, remembering) is incorrect. While he doesn’t slug 4.000 in “clutch” situations, he performs about as well as normal – which is what 90% of clutch guys do. It is a very rare breed of athelete who’s game elevates in “clutch” situations, as in one in a generation type athelete.

                  When presented with the stats that say that you are incorrect you then choose to attack the people who actually looked at the stats, you move the goalposts and do not accept the possibility that you are wrong.

                  Noone here is lauding Soriano as a great player, just merely setting the record straight.

            • MichiganGoat

              You’re missing the point! Nobody is saying we want Soriano or that we’d prefer to keep him on the team. You are making points that stats don’t support, you will find that when that happens on here anybody will be called out on his/her error. I agree he sucks for this team and I’d live to see him moved, but I won’t cite facts that don’t exist.

              • http://bleachernation Allen

                Soriano 0-3 so far tonight with runners on in a close game. He sucks

                • Joe

                  Your “sample size” is small.

            • hansman1982

              We are not suddenly Soriano fans – we just like to get the story right.

              • http://bleachernation Allen

                How about this. i dont like soriano. thats it. an 8 game losing streak and him striking out last night with a runner on third sent me over the edge. i realize his stats dont back what im saying. im just a frustrated cubs fan im sure you all can understand that

                • TWC

                  Most definitely.

                  But if you want to see over-the-edge, you oughta check out a Game Thread!

                • MichiganGoat

                  Absolutely WE all can agree with that. My tweets last night after he K’d was full of anger and spite, we just wanted to make sure everyone gets their stats straight.

                • Cubbie Blues

                  Can everybody hug and make up now? Hugging Smiley

                  • http://bleachernation Allen

                    group hug. I want Rizzo!

                  • Wilbur

                    Agree with the sentiment totally.

                    However, not really comfortable with the group hug visual … just imaging me and several of my closest Cub fan buddies (we’re all male, old, overweight, and just not that good looking) in a a group hug.

                    Think the three stooges, without the comic relief …

                    • TWC

                      Wilbur, if it makes you feel any more comfortable, I am tall, fit, and incredibly handsome.

                • hogie

                  Anger, frustration, agreed.

                  • http://bleachernation Allen

                    Whats really frustrating is this is a year where a 500 record has you right in the thick of things and we are no where near there and wont be. It seems like we never exceed expectations but we do under achieve quite a bit

                    • rcleven

                      No body expected a .500 season. 70-78 wins at the most. Pre season I heard experts say no better than a 60 win season.

                • Joe

                  Absolutely! Anger, frustration, totally!

            • Cubs Dude

              Allen I am with you, Sori blows complete a$$. And I don’t care that he has a good attitude or having a decent May. My feelings have nothing to do with his salary either. I can’t stand watching him play.. IMO he is not an asset to the club even if he made the mlb minimum, but that’s just me, a simple guy.

    • hansman1982

      care to throw some stats out there in respect to late game at bats or w/RISP? Or is this the eyeball test based on not actually trying to review a guys performance without bias but just seeing a couple at bats and immediately assuming a guy isn’t “clutch”?

      • http://bleachernation Allen

        The eyeball test of watching Soriano virtually everyday for 6 years. Dont need numbers to know im scared to death when he comes up. Just like his awesome bomb he watched the other night that made the score 7-2 in the ninth. Its amazing that brett writes a post saying good things about Soriano and now hes everybodys favorite player.

        • Martin

          Your eyeballs are wrong. And, what’s great about baseball is that it’s pretty easy to prove it.

          • http://bleachernation Allen

            So everybody wants to keep Soriano now? I could care less what his numbers are for 2 months out of this year. He sucks and has for a long time. Everybody would love to trade soriano for a low a ball player that nobody has heard of and a couple million saved

            • TWC

              No.  Nobody wants to keep Soriano, really.  But that doesn’t mean it’s fair (or honest) to take a dump all over a guy’s production based on your ‘eyeball test’.

              • EQ76

                I don’t think we all are praising him now for any reason other than that everyone wants Soriano to tear the cover off the ball and play better because we want somebody in the AL to trade for him.

                • MichiganGoat

                  I doubt think any of us are praising him but we are just reporting the statistical truths. I want him off this roster as quickly as possible.

                  • EQ76

                    Yep. He’s pretty much, in most our minds, blocking Rizzo & LaHair being in the lineup together on a regular basis.

            • MichiganGoat

              Keeping Soriano is not the discussion, the discussion is over your assumptions that stats don’t support. Go to the stat sites to support your claim is all we ask.

            • art

              one month.

        • MichiganGoat

          I think if you look at the stats you’ll see a batter that has consistently hitter better with men on and men in scoring position. The problem with a “eyeball” test is your mind typically only remembers the bad AB and thus gives us a feeling that he isn’t clutch. But the stats show us that he is not a bad hitter with runners on or in scoring position.

          • DocPeterWimsey

            C’mon, we all know that a guy who makes 2 outs in 3 clutch ABs is awful, right?  I want a guy who “man’s up” and bats at least 0.300 in those situations….

            ;-)

            • MichiganGoat

              Yeah I can’t stand it when someone is successful a third of the time. Growl.

        • hansman1982

          He is not my favorite player and if he retired today I would be rejoicing with the best of them. It’s just that the eyeball test is highly susceptable to bias wereas stats are not. If he has an OBP of .350 in “clutch” situations but strikes out in the other 65% of his PA then of course he will look terrible but a .350 OBP is nothing to sneeze at regardless of the situation.

    • hogie

      Baseball reference dissagrees

      RISP- .325/.383/.550

      • http://bleachernation Allen

        Once again im talking about situations where the game is close. If we are down by 15 runs with a runner on 2nd base sure hes could for a hit

        • MichiganGoat

          Please find the stats that support your theory.

        • hogie

          I looked it up and you are correct, his line in the late and close this year is not good. The run margin, however, shows no difference in performance based on how far we are behind or ahead, they are right in line with his numbers for the year. It would be more accurate to say he dissapears late in games. I have been saying it for years, and I still maintain, if he was under a reasonable contract he would be loved by the fans. As has been pointed out many times, his contract creates a ton of the negative reaction he gets, but you got me on the late innings.

          Edit: Then I read your comment again, and you have no mention of late in the game, so I guess I am saying you are wrong on this one.

  • gritsngravy

    I meant site not sight lol.

  • SouthernCub

    Well said Brett, also, Soriano from all accounts is a terrific teammate as well (for what its worth)

  • HuskerCub

    Are there any AL teams at the moment in dire need of a DH? While he is certainly hitting better of late, his knee problems are clearly affecting his ability to play defense. It’s just the Cubs luck, early in the year his defense seemed much improved but he wasn’t hitting, and now he is hitting but his defense is limited by his bad knees.

    • Patrick

      I think the Rays could Definately use soriano. Half their team is on the DL and they have great pitching to keep them in contention. If Sori could be effective from the DH, it would be a fit, but Cubs would have to eat most likely all of that contract

  • hansman1982

    Let’s put it this way. Soriano > Pujols so far this year.

    HEY, OTHER TEAMS, YOU WANT A PLAYER THAT IS BETTER THAN PUJOLS – WE GOT HIM AND YOU CAN HAVE HIM BECAUSE WE ARE GENEROUS.

  • notcubbiewubbie

    this guy plain and simple is not clutch cargo yesterday, today, and especially not tomorrow. nough said.

    • http://bleachernation Allen

      Exactly

    • Drew7

      If you’re trying to successfully argue your point, then “nough” hasn’t been said. The numbers (facts) tell a different story than the one you’re telling.

  • http://bleachernation Allen

    Once again im talking about situations where the game is close. If we are down by 15 runs with a runner on 2nd base sure hes good for a hit

    • MichiganGoat

      You’re theory is easily supported go to Fangraphs or Baseball-Reference and see if the numbers support your theory.

      • John

        By career stats (the largest sample size), he is pretty much the same hitter regardless of the situation (around .270/325/500). His line drops a bit with 2 outs RISP (.243/.337/.443) and late and close (.264/.332/.453) but so do most players, as you are generally facing the opposition’s best reliever. He’s actually a worse hitter with a margin >4 runs. All that said, I don’t really believe in “clutch stats,” but Soriano is no better or worse than anyone else there.

  • TrueblueCubbie

    And by this time next month he will either be on the DL or what everyone says will be accurate. He is on the very low end of his career. Sadly, he obviously don’t see it and will not retire.

  • Patrick

    Kind of off topic, but if the Cubs try to wipe the team clean this summer, the Phillies are in need of some offensive help. I was looking at Trevor May(#48) and Jesse Biddle(#73), both pitchers. If they are still desperate they could be willing to give up a lot for someone maybe like LaHair, if the Cubs are willing to part ways. Any input?

    • Mick

      I don’t see the fit with the Phils. They already have Howard and Thome at 1B and comparable players in the OF with Mayberry and Brown. Plus, LaHair hasn’t proven anything yet for teams to consider trading prospects. If I were to market LaHair, I’d target the Dodgers and Rays.

  • Carew

    I honestly really like Soriano, but he belongs in the AL. He could be a good DH i think.

    • Deer

      I bet Sori is regretting nixing the Orioles trade in the offseason.

      • Pete

        I had heard som ewhere that he turned down an O’s trade but was that rumor ever verified?

  • Ivy Walls

    It was good to see T Wood have another solid start, Soriano is a legacy of a past regime and past time. He admittedly has been performing somewhat better since April 23rd. His contract is so much dead weight though that it is the obstacle or elephant in a tiny room that is taking away from the development of a new roster.

    To keep my interest I will have to see more younger players coming up and seeing what they could possibly do.

    Got say that Vitters current results makes Stewart an interesting situation. Stewart has had some bad luck with hitting the ball hard at someone but eventually comes down to whether that is his outcome.

    Barney is a good player to have on any roster, Castro struck out 4 times yesterday and needs to sit and probably sit once or so every 7-10 days. Can Junior Lake play 2B? Can’t wait to see if Clevenger is a everyday catcher also. As for the OF, something needs to change as well.

    • Edwin

      Vitter’s current results still leave him with an OPS of .703. In a hitters league. When Stewart was in AAA, at age 22, he had an ops of .857.

      Vitters hasn’t done anything to show that he’s ready for the Majors. He was below average at AA in 2011, and he’s been bad at AAA.

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

        Vitters was not below average last season.  For instance, he posted a season OPS of .770 versus a league average OPS of .739.  He wasn’t great, by any means, but he certainly wasn’t below average.

        • Edwin

          In 2011 for AA his wRC+ was 99. Amongst qualified 3B in AA Southern he ranked 6th out of 8th in OPS. Amongst 3B with at least 200 at bats, he ranked 15th out of 21.

  • art

    forget his contract, I’ve never judged him or any player on that. nice story but, IMO, if his knees are hurting, then get them scoped/fixed. either you have old/gone knees or you really are hurt, which is it? i believe they are gone and he should follow Woody and retire. he’s bad enough in LF with 2 good knees, so he’s not helping anyone with 1 or 2 bad knees. yes he’s been doing better the last month, on this bad team. he’s still not doing good enough to play DH on any AL team. nice guy, hardest BB worker ever, nice career, time to sit or 30 day DL, do it for the team. i’m not being hard, i’m just being very honest.

    • rcleven

      Scoping won’t fix Sorris knees. It is a form of arthritis. Replacement is the fix. Career over.

  • bob

    The Cubs may need to hold onto Soriano: next year, with the Astros’ move to the AL and inter-league play every day, there’s going to be a quickly-pushed-through implementing of the DH in the NL to give league-wide consistency. It’s being kept hush-hush right now, but I can almost guarantee it’s being discussed and will be passed quickly like the extra wild-cards were this year. They just don’t want to spill the beans early to avoid the inevitable outcry. When it passes, all of a sudden the Cubs will have 2 prime candidates, Soriano and LaHair, and Soriano may end up being kept due to his contract being untradeable, and the need for a right-handed bat in the middle of Rizzo, Jackson, Stewart, DeJesus, etc

    • Mick

      You’re either on something or onto something, I just don’t know which.

      • Joker

        ^^^ This is gold.

  • OlderStyle

    I’m not ashamed to say it. I like Fonzie. I would squarely blame Hendry and the win-now previous ownership for his contract. Lots of Latin players have the stand-in-the-box habit. He was a mediocre infielder forced to convert to left and for the most part has done ok. His age (most certainly older than listed) and legs don’t help the cause.
    If he continues to hit like he has and LaHair rebounds maybe a DD, Castro, LaHair, Fonzie starting lineup would be better.

  • http://justinjabs.com/blog Justin Jabs

    Hey, at least all those Soriano jerseys were a long-term investment.

    • http://www.justinjabs.com/blog/ justinjabs

      Also, he does work hard!

    • Cubbie Blues

      Tell me about it. I have one in my closet (which is where it usually stays). I don’t even feel like I can wear it ironically.

      • Beer Baron

        A few years ago my friend wore his Pryor jersey to the game and we mocked him endlessly. After a few innings I said at least go have the name removed and you can tell everyone its an old school Buckner jersey. He actually did – found a seamstress and even better had Buckner’s name sown on.

        So all of those old Soriano jersey’s you’re embarrassed to wear? How about turning it into a Dunston. Or Morandinni. I’m surprised no one has opened a business doing that.

    • hansman1982

      If only it were possible to short jerseys like stock. It would almost be too easy.

  • mark

    You don’t see me criticizing Soriano. I save it all for Brett Jackson.

  • Caleb

    Simple: soriano hits the ball 30% of the time, every time. And his bat is filled with pure panther.

    • Carew

      Excellent sir

  • Wilbur

    “Wilbur, if it makes you feel any more comfortable, I am tall, fit, and incredibly handsome.”

    TWC, you have been added to the visual and now, thankfully, no children will run screaming into the night …

  • http://bleachernation loyal100more

    the “eye ball test” really only shows you untangables… seeing as the guy is OLD as dirt and compromises the roster on a daily basis, i tend to drop the evaluation all together. My greatest hope at the years start was that we would see just a touch of production value out of soriano and volstad given they were the clubs big contract resolutions. im glad Z is gone and id be glad to see the club muster up the courage to send soliano some where else and pay for it…. really no big deal to me if he goes to another team and has a productive year. i like soriano but at this point hes a termite infested two by for in that he makes no sense on a rebuilding club. just cut your losses and move on. volstad looks like a bust but i have the greatest respect for the idea of moving on and cutting losses as we rebuild. look at our current roster, it a nightmare, but it does show the courage to rebuild and loose in the process… thats just how it goes. show some class and give soriano away!! quit harping on an old guy with bad knees for not living up to the contract we gave him. just move on every club makes mistakes when handing out contracts to markee FA. its part of the game. just like cutting losses and moving forward is part of rebuilding and getting better down the road.

  • fester30

    Maybe I was scrolling kinda fast, but I haven’t seen anybody mention his bat. I saw on Sportscenter that Sveum convinced Sori to start using a lighter bat, and just like a lightswitch he suddenly started killing the ball. We all know batspeed decreases into a player’s 30s. Lighter bat, get the batspeed back. I’m not saying he’ll keep it up the rest of the year, or that he’ll be worth the money he’s getting paid, but perhaps he won’t be a complete disaster the rest of the season.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      It wasn’t discussed today, but it’s been discussed here in the past. Certainly worth considering.

      • fester30

        Yeah I’ve had trouble keeping up with all the articles and posts since I deployed last month. Brett, your site is definitely a nice bit of home and entertainment when I’m in the sandbox.

        • calicubsfan007

          If you mean “deployed” as in military, thank you for your service.

  • calicubsfan007

    If Soriano keeps playing well, teams will have no choice but to trade for him. Quite a few DHs are horrible right now, so this might be the Cubs best chance to trade him.

  • WiCubsFan

    I’m sure even Todd Hundley had a good month once during his time with the Cubs.

    Soriano is just a bad player having a good month, I can’t wait for him to get out of town so the Cubs’ future can take a step forward.

  • Jesse

    If we do trade him get a good reliever in turn….Bowden, Camp, and Russel cant do it themselves.

  • hardtop

    bowden can’t wash my underwear himself. we’d be better off with marlon byrd pitching relief.

    • Jesse

      Bowden could most likely hit better though.

  • http://It'searly Mike F

    I have zero problem with the loveliest for Soriano, think it’s actually wise as BB is selling this. His bat is probably an asset if he’s not put in the field everyday. How much of an asset? Clearly today, not enough to get anyone to take much of the contract or at least enough for the Cubs to move him. There are three problems as I see it to AS. First 2013, no one will want much of 2013. Second, 2014, no one will want any of that 18 M in 2014. And the 3rd is his legs, they are bad, and like a horse when they go on an aging athlete, you’re on borrowed time.

    Hey, I think this a great line and obviously there is some truth his play this month. In the scheme of things, if the Cubs are willing to take almost nothing and eat almost all of the 2013 and all of 2014, it might be a moveable thing, if and it’s a big if, someone gets desperate enough. But all the fluff said, there’s almost no way, on young team, Alfonso Soriano belongs on the roster for the Chicago Cubs in 2013 and 2014. Bluntly given where they are and what they are, I think fans have a legitimate reason to balk at him on the roster, one month’s hot streak aside. Great stuff Brett as always and I do though agree it’s certainly in the Cubs interest to get this out.

  • http://bleachernation.com RicoSanto

    Soriano is worth about a million per year.Raul Ibenez 118 AB 9HR, 27RBI only 14 K’s.
    He signed for like 1.1 mill.Sori 144AB 4HR 23 RBI and 32 K’s Sooner or later they will trade him, with the other team paying 1 mill or just flat out release,That is lost money regardless.I can live with that but what Hendry gave Marmol is what is really going to hurt.

    • Cubs Dude

      The Cubs would be very lucky to get a million a yr. of salary relief for Soriano. Personally, i would much rather have Ibanez. Lefty bat, doesn’t K nearly as much, and looks to have more power early in year too.

  • When the Music’s Over

    Soriano is a streaky hitter. We all know that. He’s on a hot streak right now, and as usual, people think he’s got it all figured out again. Reality is that he will cool off again (and get hot and cold again a few more times over before the year ends).

    Instead, take a look at the last 2-3 years (~.250BA, .305 OBP, .465 SLG, 770 OPS), and that will serve as a much better indicator of his overall ability.

    Do those numbers have value? Sure they do. Question is how much less than $19M/year of value do they hold (especially as he inches closer and closer to DH only)? I’d guess most teams will tell you they can get somewhat similar production out of a AAAA journeymen player currently residing on their AAA squad. Issue is that guy makes league minimum.

    • Cubs Dude

      Exactly, and considering he’s been making 18 million a year for 5 years how likely is he to play a pinch hitter/platoon role, hustle, and do the little things? I know he has a good attitude, but he has to have an ego after making that ridiclous money and being really good once upon a time.. I think he is absolutely worthless in the mlb, period. And won’t be convinced otherwise. Sorry for the negativity, but I am sooooo sick of that guy.

  • notcubbiewubbie

    whatever all these sorryano backers are smoking must be the same thing hawk harrelson had in his pipe when he said he wouldn’t trade bacon for pujols. how did that work out? soriano has never earned any of the superstar money he is being paid take all your modern fancy stats and watch the games the guy is overpaid overated and overly sucks.

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