November 20, 2006

More Cubs Fans Needed in Congress


The Cubs just signed Alfonso Soriano to a long-term ginormous contract that will guarantee him $17 million dollars as a 39-year-old, when he is currently 31 and coming off a .277 season with 160 strikeouts. And yet, Cubs fans everywhere are rejoicing. I would like to see this unbridled, ignorant, optimistic passion from our democratically appointed electorate. Not because it works, simply because it's a lot more fun.

7 comments:

Brent said...

Heh. This Cubs fan ain't rejoicing.

And it's not the batting average and strikeouts either.

Sabai said...

the money?

Sabai said...

or the fact that we chose him over pitching?

Brent said...

The fact that Lou is going to continue the braindead strategy of batting a guy who averaged 41HR with only a .325 OBP over the last two seasons in the leadoff spot. Wasted production.

Lou Pinella == Dusty Baker.

I don't care as much about the money (I hear there's plenty left to spend on pitching) although... 8 years for a guy on the wrong side of 30 is absurd.

(Baseball players peak offensively between the ages of 27-29.)

Brent said...

I heard a rumor that the last 2 years are option years... I certainly hope that is the case... but I can't imagine the terms will be favorable.

I think this was a classic case of Mr. Hendry outbidding himself. I can't imagine a sane GM giving Soriano 8 years. When was the last time ANYBODY got a contract that long? A-Rod?

Brent said...

Nevermind anything I said. Pierre getting 5/45 just proves that the market has gone completely stupid.

Steve said...

Just to put the Juan Pierre contract in perspective, Brewers fans were hoping they'd go for Dave Roberts over Pierre (and not because of price). When you're paying $9 mil/per for a guy who might be worse than Dave Roberts ...