As I watch Soriano srtike out against Broxton with one out and runners on second and third.....and not one pitch in the strike zone, I say to myself that things that don't change, remain the same.
I realize I am preaching to the choir when I say Soriano is the king of the insignificant home run, and is an easy K in a clutch situation.
As we see the fact that Theo and company appear to have addressed the needs for starting pitching so far, we also see that our offense gives new meaning to the word sucks; particularly when it comes to hitting in timely situations.
Alfonso is being paid a cool $19 million, something we all know. According to the ESPN website the team payroll is $107,646,476, which means he is paid 17,7% of the payroll. How much different would this team be if we had two young players, one making $10 and the other making $9 million? We all now know it was Crane Kenney, who still remains with the team who added the last two years to the Soriano contract in the negotiations while Hendry was on a plane flying to Chicago from the west coast and out of communication.
Add in the $10 million for Marmol and you have two of our worst players eating up 30% of the team payroll. Not only are these two eating up valuable payroll dollars, they are blocking others who deserve a chance....but won't get it because the team will just flat not eat that much money.
God I will be glad when the team is out from under the Tribune's lousy contracts. We all knew this would happen but it still is maddening. .