Alfonso Soriano is worth a lot of money. He’s been an albatross for the Cubs for the last few years. I mean this in a good way and a not so good way. He signed an 8 year contract worth 136 million dollars and the journey has been an up and down one. Yesterday, he said that he would ask for a trade if the Cubs can’t win.
“At my age, I don’t want to be a part of a losing team” Soriano must have missed Theo’s meeting where he said they were going younger, building through the draft and it might take a few years.
The Cubs aren’t going to win. There,I said it. Alfonso, the Cubs aren’t going to win.
The good news is that Soriano had a great year in 2012. His batting average was .262 but he also hit 32 past the clock. not a bad season. Cubs fans are aware that his legs aren’t the same. Soriano is running towards 40 years old. He’s still capable in being a team leader and a great player but with that contract hanging around the Cubs’ neck, They’re not going to win.
Alfonso could have went to the Giants last year, but he nixed it. We know what happened to them.
Maybe Epstein had a head to head with him and said it’s for the best, I don’t know. When Alfonso is gone, then the Cubs will win.