What To Do When Soriano Comes Back??
Ok...now we've got a problem...but this time it's a good problem.
The Cubs are 8-1 since Soriano went down. What should Lou do when he comes off the DL? With so many guys hot right now, and the team playing such good fundamental baseball without him, I'd hate to see any of the hot guys come out of the lineup for a guy hitting .176 and who always plays such poor fundamentals.
I think he should have to earn his spot like everybody else. No one else on this team has been "given" anything. They've all had to earn it. I'd be very surprised if Lou sticks him back at leadoff with the team doing so well without him. I say stick him in the 7th hole at least until he starts hitting again...and if he doesn't like it (or isn't producing)...bench him!
I heard someone saying on Mack, Jurco, and Harry yesterday that if the Yankees flounder, they might be interested in him again later in the year. We can only hope!
And by the way...that deal for Brian Roberts that would have included Rony Cedano is starting to look like it falls into the category of: "Sometimes the best deals are the ones that aren't made."
Would be interested in hearing other opinions...