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Indefinite Leave Of Common Sense

By bullpenbrian at 09.05.2009 Leave a comment.

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I talked about it Friday.

Alfonso Soriano should be shelved for the remainder of the season.

The Cubs, on the other hand, are having a hard time calling it what it is…a season cut short due to injury. Instead, they’re opting to list Soriano under an indefinite leave of absence. Whatever.

What’s the purpose of bringing a guy back for meaningless baseball games on a bum knee, which has clearly troubled Soriano all season while battling through the most prolonged slump of his career: 20 home runs, 55 RBIs in just 117 games?

News flash: Alfonso’s sensitive legs are not getting any younger.

He’s now 33-years-old, injury prone and due $18 million annually over the next five years.

And with a full no-trade clause to boot, he’s still the Cubs’ starting left fielder come spring 2010 whether the they want him to be or not.

The postseason race for Chicago is over, and Soriano should be done, too.

To think otherwise, however, would fall right in line with Hendry’s questionable train of thought starting this past offseason.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Cubs would just move on from this season and get ready for next year…like the rest of us already have.

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