2/24 Soriano on Z: “We won’t miss him”
Alfonso Soriano will need to spend lots of time getting to know his new teammates on the Cubs, and didn’t appear to miss players like Aramis Ramirez or Carlos Zambrano.
“It feels a little different because those guys have been forever in a Cubs uniform,” Soriano said of the two. “Now I don’t see them and it feels we’re missing something. We have a nice group of people and we have to work with these guys because they have very good talent.”
Ramirez left via free agency and signed a three-year contract with the Brewers, while Zambrano was traded to the Marlins in January.
“I think they made very good moves, trading Z, because I don’t know if he wasn’t happy or what here but the things he did here, nobody was happy,” Soriano said. “I think the team is happy they were able to trade him and I think he’s happy, too, that he’s in Miami now. It worked great for both positions. We won’t miss him.”
It’s time for the Cubs to move on, Soriano said.
“Now, I have to focus on my new team that I have here,” he said. “I can’t think about my old teammates, I want to think about my new teammates and be friendly with my new teammates.”
— Carrie Muskat