The Cubs just blew it with Fukudome up and the bases loaded. Yeah, I could blame Fukudome for bouncing into a double play but I’d rather blame Soriano who maybe needs a reminder that second base IS SCORING POSITION. Ramirez singles to RIGHT and Soriano doesn’t even attempt to get home. Whatever. Get rid of him.
May 26, 2008
I hope Bob Brenly doesn’t get fired because he bashed Alfonso Soriano last night. If I were the Cubs, I’d give him a gold star for saying exactly what we the fans are thinking. I know the Cubs canned Steve Stone after he correctly slammed the worth ethic and attitude of the Cubs and during last night’s game I was reminded of that after Alfonso Soriano cost the Cubs another game.
The Cubs need to get stop playing Soriano. Period. Yeah, he hits some homeruns and he makes some fantastic outfield assists but HE CAN’T RUN. Because he can’t run, it hurts him (and the Cubs) everywhere. He can’t turn singles into doubles, doubles into triples, make even average catches in the outfield, or steal bases. In essence, he’s Adam Dunn. I have no problem with Adam Dunn–but he’s not a lead-off hitter and everyone knows what to expect from him: a homerun or a strikeout. There are no delusions with him.
Get him the hell out of there and put him on the 60-day DL. Don’t even think about bringing him back until he’s 100%. Unlike Mark Prior (I hate to even say the name), Alfonsio Soriano has no problem saying that he’s at 80% and at least not a liar who is desperate to get back into the line-up. So DL him until he says “100%” then put him back in. He is absolutely useless right now; about as useless as the Pirates scorer who gave that play RBI double instead of an error. That cost MARMOL the save AND brought his ERA dangerously close to the 2.00 mark.