8/19 Soriano

Alfonso Soriano’s triple in the fifth inning was his first of the season, and his fourth extra-base hit this month. Soriano hasn’t homered since July 29, and had hit three doubles in August. He began play Wednesday batting .167 (10-for-60) in August.

– Carrie Muskat

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I would have some respect not only for Hendry if he would resign/retire/leave at the end of the season but remember when Chipper Jones said to the Braves organization that he would reorganize his contract if they could get back Furcal. Well, Soriano has not earned his 17mil a year. My gosh, DeRosa had more production than Soriano and he was less than 1/3 the cost! I know it would be rare to see a team come together like Jones and say, to the Coach, Manager, GM what will it take to get such and such in here but I will not hold my breathe on this one. Now back to Hendry: He had made such bad moves as to lock in a Soriano for a long time and money he did not deserve. Then he trades away DeRosa and really does not get anything in return, the same for Marquis but then spends $30mill for 3yrs on a guy who has only played 100+ games 3 times in his 10 year career and is now on his 7th team? His production is low and his outfield play is horrible; at least Fukudome hustles but oh, not Bradley. We could have had Adam Dunn, Raul Ibanez, etc…and for less! With the savings we could have done something for Woody and possibly extended DeRosa’s contract a year. Who knows. But Hendry forgot that last year’s team was a team. And yes they did not do well in the playoffs but that does not mean you dismantle it in order to address a few items. I hope if Hendry leaves that we might have a chance to bring back DeRosa, even Woody but more importantly, just be able to get back to watching a team that also knows its organization (in addition to its loyal fan base) is behind them.
Mahalo

I would have some respect not only for Hendry if he would resign/retire/leave at the end of the season but remember when Chipper Jones said to the Braves organization that he would reorganize his contract if they could get back Furcal. Well, Soriano has not earned his 17mil a year. My gosh, DeRosa had more production than Soriano and he was less than 1/3 the cost! I know it would be rare to see a team come together like Jones and say, to the Coach, Manager, GM what will it take to get such and such in here but I will not hold my breathe on this one. Now back to Hendry: He had made such bad moves as to lock in a Soriano for a long time and money he did not deserve. Then he trades away DeRosa and really does not get anything in return, the same for Marquis but then spends $30mill for 3yrs on a guy who has only played 100+ games 3 times in his 10 year career and is now on his 7th team? His production is low and his outfield play is horrible; at least Fukudome hustles but oh, not Bradley. We could have had Adam Dunn, Raul Ibanez, etc…and for less! With the savings we could have done something for Woody and possibly extended DeRosa’s contract a year. Who knows. But Hendry forgot that last year’s team was a team. And yes they did not do well in the playoffs but that does not mean you dismantle it in order to address a few items. I hope if Hendry leaves that we might have a chance to bring back DeRosa, even Woody but more importantly, just be able to get back to watching a team that also knows its organization (in addition to its loyal fan base) is behind them.
Mahalo

Statistically or otherwise, is it possible that Aaron Miles is the worst player in the history of the National League? He has yet to contribute one positive half-inning on defense or more than one professional at-bat. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear our winning percentage when Aaron miles is in the lineup is around .200.

The following from today’s Tribune….makes me sick to read these lame comments from Hendry!

“I haven’t even thought about next year yet,” he said. “We just haven’t played up to our capabilities. It’s kind of a mystery to all of us.”
Bradley, who hit his first homer since July 30, was supposed to be that spark plug. But he has failed to produce the way the Cubs expected him to and appears more introverted than he was in March. General manager Jim Hendry isn’t worried about Bradley’s production.

“There’s a history of guys who come in the first year of their deals, and it takes a while,” he said. ” Moises [Alou] was a good example of that. He couldn’t have played much worse the first two-thirds of [2002], and then gave us 2 1/2 good years.

“Milton has been playing hard. He has stayed healthier than any of us could have expected. His on-base percentage has been really good the last month.”

NOTE TO HENDRY:
START THINKING ABOUT NEXT YEAR
(BEGINNIG WITH YOUR RESIGNATION WOULD BE A START)

WORRY ABOUT BRADLEY’S PODUCTION

DON’T HAND OUT 3 YEAR DEALS IF YOU ARE ONLY EXPECTING 2 1/2 YEARS WORTH OF PRODUCTION (FOOL)

NEVER HAND OUT AN 8 YEAR DEAL TO AN AGING DEFENSIVE LIABILITY (FOOL II)

HOW HEALTHY DID YOU EXPECT BRADLEY TO BE???? GEEZ.

A hit is bound to happen once in awhile. Perhaps if he used a 6 Iron he would have better luck… Will not help out in LF however… How does it feel to play next to guys like Reed that give 110% every play every game? I mean how does that feel knowing you are not putting out the same effort? Do you remember HOW to dive for a ball without your signature little hop? I wish you the best of luck in an AL team to be announced. There you will be free to swing your over-sized bat for the fences, without the hassle of playing a defensive position. Good Luck and Good Riddance.

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