NikkiSixx wrote:cordscords wrote:1. Soriano absolutely sucks at defense. Over the last 5 seasons, he leads the ML in errors at 2B with 105. Far and away leading the pack, with the closest 2B hovering around 60.
2. Soriano is a free swinger, and cant walk if his life depended on it.
3. Every single sign point to a decline.
And some GM is going to hand him a big fat paycheck. I guarantee it will end up being a terrible signing.
He is OF now, correct?
He still produces the offense every year, 100 runs, 30, HR's, 100 RBI's (maybe not 100 RBI's this year, but in the right setting he could definately do it).
Every single sign is pointing to a decline? AS A REAL BASEBALL PLAYER (not the ballpark or the lineup protection), where is he pointing to a decline? is it the 30/30 thats scaring you off? maybe its the run production, I hate guys that produce too. Is it the good start he is off too? Is that one of the "every single sign pointing to a decline"? Or is it just the BA he had from LAST YEAR, which was .268 (.268 isnt terrible, and he is still in his prime, AND his career batting average is .281).
I think someone will pay him big bucks to play OF, you can easily get a better defensive 2B.
I highly doubt he will be playing the OF next year. Soriano has stated a million times he wants to play 2B.
And it's not the fact that he's playing in a bad park, or has bad lineup protection has no impact on his statistical decline.
Let me ask you something. If you were a major league GM and you needed a 2B, what kind of contract would you offer Soriano?