Originally Posted by LeeEila's/rant
You are the troubled one. Do you realize that both Soto and Soriano was benched early in the season ? Byrd was never benched ! Soriano started working harder at improving his position AFTER Lou took him in the office for a chat . I wonder if that was all it took , why the hell did Lou not do that 2 years ago ! I do hand it to Soriano for busting his ass to make himself better.
Sorinao is being paid $19,000,000 for the level of play we have seen Byrd is at $ 3 million.
As for Soto , the play in yesterday's game says it all.
I noticed the one you left off your list of " consistant " players was that " fourth outfilder " , you never thought much of.
What does how much a player makes...or what motivated him to make them play well, have to do with them being productive? A player playing well, is a player playing well!
You are the one who called Marlon Byrd "the lone shining jewel"(creepy!) of the Cubs organization... You made that idiotic statement!
Your failure to admit how well both Soriano, and especially Soto, are playing this season, screams of extreme ignorance and bias.
Soto is a top 3 player at his position this season...most likely higher!
Don't make this about one dropped ball, idiot! What can't you understand about Soto's amazing .282/.405/.484 line? That's the line of a catcher! On top of his great production at the plate, Soto has handled a pitching staff that has produced very well, and continues throwing base runners out!
As for Colvin...he has earned the right to win an everyday job...but he is still just a fourth outfielder...
Colvin's BA is down to .262 for the season. His OBP is down to .313. The more he plays everyday, the more he gets exposed. Since playing more, Colvn's stats:
Colvin started only a combined 13 games in March/April/May
Colvin started 16 games in June...a vast increase in playing time...so how did he do?
He must have done better in July, right? Nope! Colvin has started 11 games do far in July
July: .213/.275/.404 Ouch!
Looks to me like a player getting exposed, and the very definition of a "4th outfielder"!
See Lee, I used logic and evidence to back up my opinions....while you use...well...retardation!