Extracted from: http://www.csnchicag...t-when-cubs-win
Soriano didnt seem to have any regrets about missing out an opportunity with the Giants, because "the weather in San Francisco is not good for my body, especially with my knee."
I called bullshit way back when. And special thanks to Siri, here we are:
Average high in SF: 71 degrees
Average low: 56 degrees
Low: 51 on Friday October 26, 6:00 A.M.
High: 92 on Tuesday October 2, 4:00 P.M.
Average high in Chicago: 61 degrees
Average low: 45 degrees
Low: 35 on Wednesday October 31, 7:45 A.M.
High: 81 on Thursday, October 4, 1:45 P.M.
Bad on the knee? Nah.
The man should have been traded last year. He denied a trade to a playoff caliber team and his chance to win a ring. Hindsight is 20/20. But I don't think Soriano's trade value will ever be as high as it was last season, and they should have negotiated further with SF. I'm not saying he would have definitely gone to SF and won, but why not?
Listen, I know he's earned his 10 and 5 rights and his no-trade clause, but tell me I'm not the only one sick of watching him play. The strikeouts, the hacking at everything, the miscues in left, the one foul ball he hits every time inside that goes right to the backstop. It's just meh. I'm afraid we'll be stuck with him through next year.
I'm sorry for the rant, but don't you think this Cubs team will be a lot more fun to watch once he is playing Soria-no more?