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Postby WeaponsMasProduction » Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:25 pm

soriano is a great hitter wheter he walks or not. the problem isnt with his skills but the fact he is playing hurt.

from rototimes

The Dallas Morning News reports that Alfonso Soriano (2B) Tex continues to jog out routine grounders in an effort to protect a sore quadriceps. Soriano fouled a ball off the area on Tuesday, aggravating the problem.


hes on my team and frustrating the hell out of me but what else can you do but wait. trading him now for less than value would be foolish, im just hoping this isnt a nagging injury that bothers him for a long time.
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Postby beef » Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:26 pm

I feel Soriano owner's pain...I own Boone.
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Postby josebach » Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:40 pm

benjapage wrote:
The point is, until Soriano learns to stop swinging at pitches out of the strike zone, he's going to be his own worst enemy.

point well made.

big K numbers don't always mean bad production. want proof? craig wilson has struck out 52 times and has 12 home runs, batting .353. adam dunn has struck out 67 times and has 14 home runs. bagwell has struck out 50 times, but has hit 9 home runs, batting .290. soriano has struck out 45 times with only 6 home runs to show for it. i don't think his K numbers have that much to do with it.
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Dunn has 48 BBs.
Bagwell has 33 BBs.
Wilson has 16 BBs.

You're right. A poor BB/K ratio does not always mean poor production. I wish they had a statistic of swinging at strikes out of the strike zone. What an acronym that would be. SASOOTSZ :-b

I think maybe the big difference between the guys you mentioned and Soriano's lack of production is that the other guys are not necessarily swinging at bad pitches like I've seen Soriano do so many times before. Who knows. Whatever the reason, I think we can all agree that Soriano's lack of discipline at the plate is at least part of the problem and until he addresses this problem, he most likely will not flirt with 40/40 like he's done twice before.
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Postby bibsybob » Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:12 pm

i will laugh so hard if kent has a better fantasy season as i traded him, lowe and dye for soriano
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Postby josebach » Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:32 pm

bibsybob wrote:i will laugh so hard if kent has a better fantasy season as i traded him, lowe and dye for soriano


Actually, in that deal, getting rid of Lowe might have made it worth it. :-b
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Postby kcs261 » Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:12 pm

Personally, I'm not a Soriano fan. If you can't take a walk, or be disciplined at the plate, it's a sign that you're a hacker. And hacker's tend to be up and down. Sure, there are exceptions to every rule. But if you want to play the odds, stay away from the whiffers.

IMO, The Adam Dunn citation makes me laugh hard. Show me where he has produced over the course of a whole season with his K numbers.
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