Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Oh Good God No!

Rangers trade Soriano to Nationals for three players. Let's see. Brad Wilkerson gets on base. Brad Wilkerson plays centerfield. Alfonso Soriano does not get on base. Alfonso Soriano plays a position where we have a three-time all-star. Alfonso Soriano refuses to move to the outfield from said position. Alfonso Soriano plays really, really bad defense.

Oh, by the way, here is Soriano away from the Hitter's Paradise in Arlington in 2005:

.224 AVG. .265 OBP .374 SLG.

Do those numbers look familiar?

Wrong direction, folks. Wrong direction. Not to mention that Brad Wilkerson is one of my favorite Nats players; he did the wonderful commercial for that bank and hit me a foul ball.

Here's the good news - the deal is pending physicals. I hope that Soriano gets a rigorous diagnosis. [Unrelated notes - (1) the fact that the lead actor on House is actually British blows me away; he's got a flawless American accent; and (2) the chick on House is pretty much a mega-hottie, although she lost a little bit too much weight after she realized House was a hit; (3) the "House Poll" this week is "Do you think House would take Stacy back if she wanted him?" I mean, DUH!!].

9 Comments:

At 12:43 AM, Blogger Mean Dean said...

Okay, that's terrible.

 
At 1:17 AM, Blogger The Cheat said...

Ugh. I just put my post up about this one, and used the word 'rape'. Sorry, Betsy.

 
At 1:46 AM, Anonymous da kine said...

You out yo mind. About the chick on House. She was too skinny to begin with. I like the one House beefs with all the time. Oh, yeah, I love Soriano, too.

 
At 3:20 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

(1) the fact that the lead actor on House is actually British blows me away; he's got a flawless American accent

Was this sarcastic? "Yer risking a patient's loif!" Maybe it's just that I know he's British, but he sounds awful. I have a better Pakistani accent.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger D said...

1) Hugh doesn't just do a great American accent, he's also a great comic actor: See Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves&Wooster.
2) Eh, I'm not in the major hottie camp for Cameron. She's pretty, but I wish she wasn't the touchy/feely one. Kinda sexist character development.
3) Yes, of course he would, so long as it was on his terms.

I can comment about House much more intelligently than this deal.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger El Gran Color Naranja said...

So is the leading man from that CBS sitcom with Jamie Gertz (looking up) "Still Standing", Mark Addy. Of course I was shocked that Tony Shaloub wasn't foreign after he played Antonio on Wings.

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger The leftist southpaw said...

The whole OBP argument makes no sense- why trade someone with good OBP for someone with good OBP? They give up a leadoff hitter for a # 2 hitter with an incredible combination of speed and power. He has led the league in speed/power calculations 3 of the last 4 years. He has been in the top 10 for total bases 3 of the last 4 years.
Soriano has a glove- a fielding percentage of .972 (for comparison, Jeff Kent was .978, Kaz Matsui was .970, and Chase Utley was .978)

In 2004, Wilerson had 32 HR and only 67 RBI. How do you pull that off? it's called "not timely hitting." Soriano has a career slugging percentage 50 points higher. Wilkerson stole 8 bases last year and was caught TEN TIMES! Soriano stole 30 and was caught TWICE!

Soriano = All Star

Wilkerson = very average player

others in trade = throw aways

In terms of salary, Soriano is a bargain in this market.

Nats fans are upset in general because Wilkerson was the team's pin-up boy, the mattine idol.

How simple can this be?

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger The leftist southpaw said...

The whole OBP argument makes no sense- why trade someone with good OBP for someone with good OBP? They give up a leadoff hitter for a # 2 hitter with an incredible combination of speed and power. He has led the league in speed/power calculations 3 of the last 4 years. He has been in the top 10 for total bases 3 of the last 4 years.
Soriano has a glove- a fielding percentage of .972 (for comparison, Jeff Kent was .978, Kaz Matsui was .970, and Chase Utley was .978)

In 2004, Wilerson had 32 HR and only 67 RBI. How do you pull that off? it's called "not timely hitting." Soriano has a career slugging percentage 50 points higher. Wilkerson stole 8 bases last year and was caught TEN TIMES! Soriano stole 30 and was caught TWICE!

Soriano = All Star

Wilkerson = very average player

others in trade = throw aways

In terms of salary, Soriano is a bargain in this market.

Nats fans are upset in general because Wilkerson was the team's pin-up boy, the mattine idol.

How simple can this be?

 
At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't you most my comments from last week?

Bawk bawk bawk BAWK!

 

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