When Alfonso Soriano is hitting up to par, his defensive liability can be over-looked.
But the problem, as you know, has been Soriano’s decline offensively the past few seasons. He’s seemingly mis-played more balls off the left field wall than he’s hit over it.
This season, however, Soriano is off to a hot start. He’s hit safely in his last five games, hit the ball to right field with consistency, gone deep on three occasions and delivered some timely RBIs. The offense again outweighs the errors.
We know good things happen when Soriano gets on one of his torrid streaks. And I believe he’s still capable of carrying the offense weeks at a time as he did in 2007 & ’08–even from the seven hole.