Friday, July 26, 2013

A tribute to Alfonso Soriano

                                                               (Photo Credit: Vineline)
With the news Alfonso Soriano was traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for Corey Black.  I think it is time to reflect on the wonderful career he had with the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs signed Soriano to an 8 year deal after 2006 and he got off to a quick start hitting .291/.340/.547  with 62 homers and 38 steals in 2007-08 and leading the Cubs to the playoffs where they were swept both times. In 2007 during a Nationwide broadcast Soriano came up lame going from first to third on a single and he was never the speedster he once was.

Soriano lost many fans after a dismal 2009 season hitting .241..303/.423 with 20 homers and 55 RBIs but the RBI total was because he was batting lead off most of the time.

Soriano in his last 4 years with the Cubs batted .255/.307/.485 with 99 home runs and drove in 326. He had a wonderful 2012 hitting 32 homers and driving in a career high 108.

Soriano will always be one of my favorite Cubs and I had great joy in watching him hit long homers. I wish he could stay to get his 2000th hit and 400th homer with the Cubs.
I wish him good luck for the New York Yankees and leave you with some of his Cubs highlights.

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