Alfonso Soriano is an interesting chap. He had a big day at the plate and in the field. He's going to have a great counting stat year, probably ending the year with 30+ homers, 100+ RBI, and one+ error and 11+ assists. His rate stats aren't awful, but they aren't tremendous. He's gone to a lighter bat. Maybe his knees are better. He's a good player with a contract no one seems to want to touch. I don't need a wire leak to know Soriano has cleared waivers. Basically, here's Soriano in a nutshell:
He's a good player now.
Everyone expects him to become a bad player really soon.
He has two years left on his contract.
He loves playing the game of baseball.
He has some annoying habits.
He's not a dick.
His middle name is Guilleard.
At the end of his career, he'll be remembered as a Chicago Cub, and there probably has been no cubbier Cub than Alfonso Soriano. Right now, in his okay, somewhat likeable, somewhat annoying, not nearly what we've hoped for or what we've paid for, but somewhat pleasing in his rebound from dismal failure way . . . he's at the pinnacle of cubness.
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