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Postby acsguitar » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:27 pm

Wow can you imagine Arod, Soriano, Lee, Aramis all in one lineup.

Thats a ton of chokingin the playoffs j/k

Sources said the Cubs have identified potential free agent Alfonso Soriano -- whom they view as a center fielder and leadoff hitter -- as their primary target in rebuilding a team for Lou Piniella. Contract talks between Soriano and the Nationals have stalled, and the 30-year-old slugger with speed is expected to file for free agency next month.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:29 pm

Yep, just what the Cubs need. A not so great OBP and a lot of K's. Oh wait that's what the lineup already looks like. :-t :-t
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Postby Old_Style » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:31 pm

i wonder how long it's going to take for that orginization to realize that they need starting pitching. :-?
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:31 pm

Soriano would be a perfect fit for that team. Scrubbies don't care about OBP... :-D
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:37 pm

Yoda wrote:Soriano would be a perfect fit for that team. Scrubbies don't care about OBP... :-D
I mean come on, why would you make a whole lineup filled with guys just swinging for the fences? Does this make sense to anyone? At least last year they tried something different with Pierre but that blew up in their face so now they are going back to trying to hit 5 solo shots a game. :-P
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:43 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Yoda wrote:Soriano would be a perfect fit for that team. Scrubbies don't care about OBP... :-D
I mean come on, why would you make a whole lineup filled with guys just swinging for the fences? Does this make sense to anyone? At least last year they tried something different with Pierre but that blew up in their face so now they are going back to trying to hit 5 solo shots a game. :-P


Pogo, they've been doing this for decades... Dusty was anti OBP, Pinella is not an OBP guy so why should they change their philosophy now?
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:45 pm

So because the Cubs need a more well-rounded lineup they should pass on Soriano? That doesn't make any sense. Name one available 2B or LF that would immediately fix all the woes of the Cubs offense.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:48 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Yoda wrote:Soriano would be a perfect fit for that team. Scrubbies don't care about OBP... :-D
I mean come on, why would you make a whole lineup filled with guys just swinging for the fences? Does this make sense to anyone? At least last year they tried something different with Pierre but that blew up in their face so now they are going back to trying to hit 5 solo shots a game. :-P


Pierre had the most hits in the NL
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:48 pm

Amazinz wrote: Name one available 2B or LF that would immediately fix all the woes of the Cubs offense.

There isn't one and that is what the Cubs need to realize. They need to re-think their offense.

And no that doesn't mean they should pass on Soriano if it is a good deal but making him a priority is a step in the wrong direction. And that's not even taking into account the fact that he's going to take a truckload of money to sign.
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Postby ThatDude » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:50 pm

Old_Style wrote:i wonder how long it's going to take for that orginization to realize that they need starting pitching. :-?


They really don't need starters. They've already got more starters than spots in the rotation, and I can't think of a single FA starter worth signing.


The Cubs have alot of holes to fill if they are serious about being competitive for the next handful of years. Soriano is as good a place to start as any, but no one person is enough on his own to turn the team around.
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