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Can't say they aren't trying. Cubs just added possibly the best player in baseball. Alfonso Soriano and the Chicago Cubs have reached a preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract worth about $136 million, a major league official told The Associated Press today. Soriano had 46 homers and 41 stolen bases giving Piniella one of the best power/speed combo lead-off players in the game. Right in time for me to make my move to Chicago to start watching some games in person.

Cubs have already made a bit of a splash with the re-signing of third baseman Aramis Ramirez to a five-year, $73 million deal, signing free agent Mark DeRosa to play second base and re-signed pitchers Kerry Wood and Wade Miller. Soriano is a .280 career hitter with 208 homers and 560 RBIs.

4 interested person(s)

JJ said... @ 11/20/2006 08:45:00 AM

Not to rain on the parade, but there is no way he is possibly the best player in baseball. The Cubs did get a lot better though.

k. said... @ 11/20/2006 09:44:00 AM

not raining on my parade i think Albert Pujols is the best player and when Lee is playing at 100% hes not bad either.

JT said... @ 11/20/2006 10:02:00 AM

I'm still on the fence about the deal, but at least the Cubs are trying.

I will definitely be hitting up Spring Training this year... get a first look at the new ballclub I guess.

k. said... @ 11/20/2006 10:17:00 AM

he is going to make defense in centerfield an adventure.

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