The W
Views: 112826546
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
27.5.09 2108
The 7 - Baseball - Cubs sign Alfonso Soriano Register and log in to post!
(280 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (15 total)
Whitebacon
Banger
Level: 97

Posts: 2173/2507
EXP: 9094448
For next: 222910

Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#1 Posted on 19.11.06 1435.32
Reposted on: 19.11.13 1435.34
To an eight year, 136 million dollar contract. (sports.espn.go.com)


I like it, but I don't know how much I like it. At least it shows they're serious about maybe trying to win in the near future, hopefully, they get a couple of pitchers without a disastrous arm history.

(edited by Whitebacon on 19.11.06 1236)
Promote this thread!
Gugs
Bierwurst
Level: 85

Posts: 1622/1857
EXP: 5699046
For next: 199518

Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 1100 days
Last activity: 229 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on 19.11.06 1437.05
Reposted on: 19.11.13 1437.21
I would have loved to have a guy like Soriano taking over at second for the Red Sox (or even in center field), but...not at that kind of money or long-term commitment.

Enjoy the next 8 years, Cub fans!
Whitebacon
Banger
Level: 97

Posts: 2174/2507
EXP: 9094448
For next: 222910

Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#3 Posted on 19.11.06 1438.41
Reposted on: 19.11.13 1439.20
Yeah, the money doesn't bother me as much as the eight years does, and from what I read at the Trib website, they signed him to be the center fielder, so yay for Matt Murton.
It's False
Scrapple
Level: 142

Posts: 1738/6152
EXP: 34426259
For next: 542256

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 108 days
Last activity: 17 days
#4 Posted on 19.11.06 1806.52
Reposted on: 19.11.13 1806.52
Hey, I think the Cubs may actually be SERIOUS this time about winning.

I'm personally bummed about this news as an Angels fan, since Ramirez and Soriano were at the top of our wishlist for the offseason and both have been scooped up by the Cubbies. Now who's left?

The Cubs are a decent pitcher away from coming out the big winners this offseason.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 147

Posts: 3215/6745
EXP: 39112290
For next: 325905

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
#5 Posted on 19.11.06 1829.18
Reposted on: 19.11.13 1829.26
Sweet Lou is smiling.

Good pick up, the guy has tremendous potential. He improved as the season went on in the OF, and he obviously has the bat.
AWArulz
Scrapple
Level: 113

Posts: 1950/3608
EXP: 15677834
For next: 140775

Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
Y!:
#6 Posted on 19.11.06 1835.06
Reposted on: 19.11.13 1835.15
My God. Frickin' Finally!

How many times have the Cubs not picked up a decent player available in the off season for a crap player. I applaud this effort even if the guy cathes the curse, and never hits above 200 again.

Now, Uncle Tribune, can we have a throwing man, pretty please?

(edited by AWArulz on 19.11.06 1935)
The Big Kat
Kishke
Level: 44

Posts: 362/396
EXP: 571001
For next: 40288

Since: 11.1.02
From: Austin, TX

Since last post: 1043 days
Last activity: 13 hours
#7 Posted on 19.11.06 1954.07
Reposted on: 19.11.13 1954.29
Is he good enough to play center field? I know from what I saw he wasn't that great in left, although it looked like he had a pretty good arm (22 assists last year). With him, Jones, and Murton in the OF, I don't know how good their defense will be. But he does give a good bat at the top of the lineup. Looks like another good move by the Cubs.
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 155

Posts: 5401/7534
EXP: 46500905
For next: 916422

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 1061 days
Last activity: 1061 days
#8 Posted on 19.11.06 2004.19
Reposted on: 19.11.13 2007.06
With Lee, Soriano and Ramirez, the Cubs are returning to their 12-11, let the drunks enjoy seeing runs scored ways. It'll help keep the seats being sold, will bring eyeballs to WGN, and will leave the Cubs at the 83-85 win region, which is good enough to contend, but probably not good enough to win. Only times the Cubs have had any chance are those rare instances when those guys who throw the ball at the opposing batter are good. But, at least the Cubs can't cry poverty now.
And, it will be very interesting to see Lou's reaction the first time Soriano loafs it down the 1st base line.
Quezzy
Knackwurst
Level: 109

Posts: 2265/3307
EXP: 13786047
For next: 173643

Since: 6.1.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 10 hours
#9 Posted on 19.11.06 2021.37
Reposted on: 19.11.13 2022.01
I wouldn't be worried about the 8 years, how many players actually stay in one place for their entire contract these days? If the Cubs don't want him in three years someone else will take him off their hands.
spf
Scrapple
Level: 135

Posts: 3738/5410
EXP: 28856769
For next: 478312

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 208 days
Last activity: 33 days
AIM:  
#10 Posted on 19.11.06 2314.44
Reposted on: 19.11.13 2316.21
As a fan of the 3rd place team in town whose idea of big offseason moves is getting David Aardsma I am envious of the Cubs who appear to at least be trying, while my GM slowly seems to morph into Gollum sitting in his cave looking at the 2005 WS trophy and muttering about his Precious.

Methinks the Cubs are about to relegate the Sox back to afterthought status in Chicago. Of course, last I heard they were talking about Gil Meche as the answer for the Cubs rotation, so I could be premature on that.
Whitebacon
Banger
Level: 97

Posts: 2175/2507
EXP: 9094448
For next: 222910

Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#11 Posted on 20.11.06 0227.56
Reposted on: 20.11.13 0228.22
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    And, it will be very interesting to see Lou's reaction the first time Soriano loafs it down the 1st base line.


Between him and Aramis Ramirez, Sweet Lou may just have a heart attack at some point this year.
Merc
Potato korv
Level: 55

Posts: 524/680
EXP: 1285883
For next: 28315

Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

Since last post: 1871 days
Last activity: 1849 days
#12 Posted on 20.11.06 0249.56
Reposted on: 20.11.13 0250.05
The thing I didn't really get until I saw Sports Centre - Soriano is 30.
An 8 year contract for a 30 year old just seems crazy.
I know guys can produce in their mid to late 30s, but it sure seems like a stretch.
Whitebacon
Banger
Level: 97

Posts: 2176/2507
EXP: 9094448
For next: 222910

Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#13 Posted on 20.11.06 0307.29
Reposted on: 20.11.13 0307.43
I've heard reports that the last two years are option years, but I haven't heard that confirmed.
jfkfc
Liverwurst
Level: 70

Posts: 756/1179
EXP: 2925126
For next: 90700

Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 3 days
#14 Posted on 20.11.06 0710.26
Reposted on: 20.11.13 0710.36
    Originally posted by The Big Kat
    With him, Jones, and Murton in the OF, I don't know how good their defense will be.
Mike and Mike on ESPN this morning had Buster Olney on, who reported that the Cubs are trying to sign Cliff Floyd. Now Jones, Soriano, and Floyd in the outfield...probably not a pitcher's nocturnal emission...
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 139

Posts: 1732/5812
EXP: 32203006
For next: 264521

Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 9 hours
Last activity: 29 min.
#15 Posted on 20.11.06 0846.00
Reposted on: 20.11.13 0846.07
Floyd is Hendry's white whale. I have no idea why at this point, and he really shouldn't be counted on to be an everyday player. I hope they don't trade Murton, because he'll get plenty of time if he's around.

The Daily Herald goes counter to most reports and says Soriano will actually be playing Right, with Jacque either gone or center. Jacque in Center would actually be worse.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Frank Thomas to sign with Toronto?
Next thread: Nomar Stays Put
Previous thread: Verlander, Ramirez win ROY Awards
(280 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Cubs re-sign Ramirez and Wood - Sweet Lou coming to the north side - Cleanup in Aisle Wrigley! - More...
The 7 - Baseball - Cubs sign Alfonso SorianoRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.244 seconds.