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  • RBi
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    Originally posted by Soxwinner View Post
    Soriano is not overrated he is just a terrible defender , they need to hide him defensively.
    Any clue how many putouts he had last year from left?

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  • Soxwinner
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    Soriano is not overrated he is just a terrible defender , they need to hide him defensively.

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  • Bob Sacamento
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    Originally posted by esmith View Post
    I hope soriano has an amazing year and you have to eat your hat for being so doubtful
    If SS has to eat his hat then most analysts do, as in nearly everyone picked Alf to have a worse season than his career Washington year last season.

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  • esmith
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    I hope soriano has an amazing year and you have to eat your hat for being so doubtful

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  • Slightly Sarcastic
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    Originally posted by esmith View Post
    Did you see the speed he displayed in the bot of the 7th today?
    If it wasn't for him stealing a bag and having the speed on the bloop grounder no run would have been scored.

    By the way its nice to see his first stolen bag as a cub.
    Yes, I saw it.

    It doesn't change the fact that he is both overrated and overhyped.

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  • esmith
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    Did you see the speed he displayed in the bot of the 7th today?
    If it wasn't for him stealing a bag and having the speed on the bloop grounder no run would have been scored.

    By the way its nice to see his first stolen bag as a cub.

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  • Slightly Sarcastic
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    Originally posted by esmith View Post
    This might be a difference of being overrated and over hyped. If a player is expected to come in totally change a team around and that doesn't happen even though he had a good season. Well, in that case the player may very well have been worth the contract he signed but fans were still dissapointed because he didn't live up to the hype.

    Or maybe I am just making things up now
    There's definitely a difference between overrated and overhyped.

    However, Soriano fits in both categories.

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  • esmith
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    This might be a difference of being overrated and over hyped. If a player is expected to come in totally change a team around and that doesn't happen even though he had a good season. Well, in that case the player may very well have been worth the contract he signed but fans were still dissapointed because he didn't live up to the hype.

    Or maybe I am just making things up now

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  • HDH
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    Alfonso Soriano had his best season and the Cubs over-paid to get him. What's worse, the Cubs went out and got Jason Marquis after a 6+ era season. Over-rated.... What difference does it make?

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  • esmith
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    I think soriano will do well in the first spot. The nice statistical break down that tearforamariner put together really opened up my eyes how good soriano is and would be in the one spot. Now, I realize that soriano could be better that piere and still be overrated, but he is a 40/40 man, if he is overrated its not by alot.

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  • slugger33
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    Originally posted by Slightly Sarcastic View Post
    He could easily bust.
    There is no way Soriano is going to be a bust. He may steal as many bases, but his power numbers are going to go up. I personally wouldn't put him lead off though.

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  • JD6
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    He is way overrated.

    He is a pretty streaky hitter. When he gets hot....that's when he is worth $136 million dollars. But the problem is, that normally doesn't last all year.

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  • Slightly Sarcastic
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    Soriano likely won't disappoint me, because I don't expect him to do much.

    Sure, he's pretty good in your 5x5 fantasy leagues, but that's it.

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  • Bob Sacamento
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    Soriano can easily disappoint the Wrigley faithful. The whole 40/40 thing is completely overrated, it means very little especially if the homeruns are soloshots and the stolen bases are accomplished due to attempts. In Alf's case last year, his 40/40 is one of the most "selfish" in MLB history. Of Alf's 46 hrs, 30 were solo shots, or 65% of his total hrs. As for the stolen bases, he actually HURT the Nationals chances of scoring, by accomplishing only a 70.8% SB success rate (41/58), he took away pivotal opportunities for Washington to score.

    I don't think we'll ever see Alf post a .900 or better slugging percentage again and it's due to the OBP skills. You can teach an old dog new tricks but it's rare, and in this case, it's doubtful. Soriano's OBP had never touched .340 before 2006, and its due to his swing first & early mentality at the plate. He's a slightly above league average hitter, who can make contact with the best of them yet often it's with pitches that elsewise would be balls.

    Alf can easily revert back to his 03-04-05 ways. Where he posted a low-mid .040 OBP-AVG differential and a slugging % around .500. If that's the case, Cubdumb better hope that he hits for a career high in average (.300+), so he can at least put up a .850 OPS and be effective.

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  • rockin500
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    Originally posted by Slightly Sarcastic
    That's not even a question. It will be in the .320-.325 range.
    that, as they say is why they play the game

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