Dmville wrote:Can we see more than 1 game before we crown him King CF and start moving people?
Part of the reason Soriano came to the Cubs was becuase they somewhat promised him they wouldn't move him around during the season. Obviously, nothing is concrete, but I hardly think a couple good games from Pie will send the gameplan down the drain.
Now if Pie plays well, Soriano has continuing hammy probelms, Murton/Floyd don't work out and their record is 10-20 in a few weeks, then we'll see.
Disagree completely. This isn't Auggie Ojeda or something. We've seen more than one game from him, and he's shown he's completely for real. He becomes, immediately, the best defensive outfielder on the team, their only true lead-off hitter, and their fastest player. Besides, Soriano would be much better in RF than in CF and Lou knows this (side note, he just scored the game-tying run). Moving Jones to LF wouldn't be that big of a deal as he's a pretty versatile outfielder and has played LF for the Twins. And if he does throw in a few productive games, Piniella made it completely clear at his press conference the other day that the guys who produce will play. I would probably temper fantasy expectations for him this year, as I do think that they'll still try to get Floyd and Murton consistent reps, so he could sit a few times a week. But he makes this team better, and I don't think Piniella will ignore that.