Why the Chicago Cubs Need Alfonso Soriano to Produce This Season

March 20, 2012 by  

The Chicago Cubs have spent their offseason getting younger and preparing for a brighter future.  However, in the meantime, they need Alfonso Soriano to play well both to have a good season this year and to be able to unload him in July or next offseason.

Back in 2007, the Cubs signed Soriano to a monstrous eight-year, $135 million deal.  He was expected to become their All-Star center fielder for years to come.  The center fielder part of that signing was always unrealistic—Soriano is a terrible defender and was moved to left fie...

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