Originally posted by mbn007@Mar 4 2004, 09:06 AM Close to 80 HRs, and 80 SBs, 250 runs scored, a .300 AVG., 190 RBIs, 80 doubles, the past 2 seasons. Yeah, he stinks. :blink:
He'd be great in RF for the Mets. Most people are saying his defense at 2B isnt all that good. Plus his OBP isnt stellar, and he does have trouble with breaking stuff. Nobody says he stinks :blink: but lets look at both sides of the coin.
The real problem is that he doesnt want to play RF, or play for the Mets.
Whats so hard for people to get about those 2 things?
Adding Soriano would not put this team over the top this year, so Id rather keep Reyes and Kazmir and Peterson and Wright and Huber and build for 2 or 3 years down the road.
Originally posted by blackout806+Mar 4 2004, 09:19 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (blackout806 @ Mar 4 2004, 09:19 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--mbn007@Mar 4 2004, 09:06 AM Close to 80 HRs, and 80 SBs, 250 runs scored, a .300 AVG., 190 RBIs, 80 doubles, the past 2 seasons. Yeah, he stinks. :blink:
Yeah sure Soriano puts up nice regular season numbers, but you ommitted the fact that he is a Strikeout machine, I swear he cant tell the difference between a strike and ball.
Plus his D is a liability. (Also 28 yrs old)
Reyes is a stud, this year he's going to prove it.
The Mets aren't dumb enough to trade away the best prospect they've had in years for Soriano.
Check out Soriano's OBP...lifetime 320, and last year hit 338. For a lead-off hitter and for most superstars, that is terrible. Pitchers are finally starting to learn he has no patience, so he will swing at anything. He will put up great numbers in Texas, but in Shea...he'll just be another hitter lost in the Field of Queens.