Big Cubs fan here...some quick notes...the "afraid of running into the walls" thing is true, but whatever, that shouldn't matter to fantasy owners.
Soriano said his quad is only 75-80% right now, but feels completely confident that he'll be 100% by opening day.
Lou Pinella said he'll bat Soriano in the leadoff spot IF HEALTHY, followed by Theriot, FUKUDOME, Lee, Ramirez, DeRosa (pending heart issue), Soto, Pie (or whoever the starting CF is), then the pitcher. However, Lou said that if Soriano is not 100% healthy, he may change the lineup around.
Steve Stone (local Chicago legend and fantastic baseball analyst) has said that Soriano is a great fastball hitter and on average, leadoff guys get more fastballs thrown their way to try and avoid having the 1st batter get on base (i.e. easier to get a fastball across the plate then a curveball or whatever).
Personally, especially with the DeRosa issues, I hope the Cubs trade for Brian Roberts and have an everyday lineup of: Roberts, Theriot, Lee, A-Ram, Soriano, Fukudome, Soto, CF, pitcher...great lineup