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Postby GSes » Sat May 20, 2006 10:15 pm

Where are all those guys who made those Iron clad predictons that not only was alfonso soriano trash, he would never hit 30hr in RFK, and he would be out of baseball in 3 years?

He has 15 homers on this season now, and were 1/4 the way through, he on pace for his usual 30HR + 30SB, and more.

Whats going on? I thought he was gonna take this huge cut in production????

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Postby Zito is God » Sat May 20, 2006 10:33 pm

I traded Giles for him because the owner predicted exactly what you stated.

I don't wanna take time to pull up a comparison of the two players' stats, but I'm pretty sure I won :).
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Postby cordscords » Sat May 20, 2006 10:57 pm

I'll man up at the end of the year if he puts up the final #'s.

But outside of a power standpoint, he has been absoultely terrible in May.
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Postby RynMan » Sat May 20, 2006 11:01 pm

cordscords wrote:I'll man up at the end of the year if he puts up the final #'s.

But outside of a power standpoint, he has been absoultely terrible in May.


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Postby jdsun1 » Sat May 20, 2006 11:14 pm

cordscords wrote:But outside of a power standpoint, he has been absoultely terrible in May.


How terrible?? He's putting up his usual stats. This is how he plays. Pure speed and power.
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Postby cordscords » Sat May 20, 2006 11:24 pm

jdsun1 wrote:
cordscords wrote:But outside of a power standpoint, he has been absoultely terrible in May.


How terrible?? He's putting up his usual stats. This is how he plays. Pure speed and power.


Heading into today he had a .229 BA and .239 OBP in the month of May.

Way below his career averages.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Sat May 20, 2006 11:36 pm

We all expected Soriano's avg to be around .260 or even less, because looking at last years away avg of .224, it showed that arlington was a big boost. He is hitting .254 in RFK, and .287 away this year. I think that away avg will come down, and thus his whole avg. During this drop hell go through a relatively big slump, and once his avg is around .260 hell start keeping that pace up he is now, but a little less. He should still get 30/30 tho.
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Postby facts » Sun May 21, 2006 12:10 am

and when soriano gets traded what then? a locked in top 10 player thats what
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Postby GSes » Sun May 21, 2006 1:31 am

cordscords wrote:
jdsun1 wrote:
cordscords wrote:But outside of a power standpoint, he has been absoultely terrible in May.


How terrible?? He's putting up his usual stats. This is how he plays. Pure speed and power.


Heading into today he had a .229 BA and .239 OBP in the month of May.

Way below his career averages.


ya but he seems like a LOCK to hit 30HR, he is halfway there already with 8SB. Despite the crappy average in May, he has been having a big month, and that avg was part of a giant slump he had from the first 10 days of May, the last 10 days he is hitting close to 300 and doing well, he on pace for a big season and even if he starts to stink it up his HUGE first 2 months will have him end the season with good numbers.
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Postby warrick95 » Sun May 21, 2006 1:38 am

cordscords wrote:I'll man up at the end of the year if he puts up the final #'s.

But outside of a power standpoint, he has been absoultely terrible in May.


But he did hit .300+ in April and thus his average still evens out into the .270s right now...right around his norms. His power has been terrific thus far this season, which was a concern even moreso than his average (RFK kills homers the most).

I defended Soriano in that thread, too. I still think he's the #1 2B at the thinnest position right now.
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