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Tuesday, April 17, 2001

For Soriano, Another Game, Another Goof

Soriano has made his share of mistakes but the play described in this article is not one of them. Mussina made a bad throw. Just because Soriano didn’t come up with it doesn’t mean he screwed up. The error went to Mussina, as it should have.

 

The Original Gary Posted: April 17, 2001 at 02:51 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bruce Markusen Posted: April 18, 2001 at 01:35 AM (#67189)
Soriano has only played a half-season of minor league ball at second base, plus a handful of spring training games there. Prior to that, he has played almost exclusively at shortstop and third base. Let's see how he's doing by the All-Star break. At least he's playing better than Knoblauch!
   2. Bruce Markusen Posted: April 18, 2001 at 01:35 AM (#67975)
Soriano has only played a half-season of minor league ball at second base, plus a handful of spring training games there. Prior to that, he has played almost exclusively at shortstop and third base. Let's see how he's doing by the All-Star break. At least he's playing better than Knoblauch!
   3. The Original Gary Posted: April 19, 2001 at 01:28 AM (#67190)
The throw was behind him. I am not saying it was uncatchable but it was a bad throw.
   4. The Original Gary Posted: April 19, 2001 at 01:28 AM (#67976)
The throw was behind him. I am not saying it was uncatchable but it was a bad throw.
   5. Robert Dudek Posted: April 19, 2001 at 07:08 AM (#67191)
A week ago, many people were saying Soriano was going to be a star.

Is it reasonable to predict such things based on a handful of games ?

Yes the guy can hit for power for a middle infielder, but if his OBP is in the .300 range, he's not going to be a good offensive player.

We'll have to see what the future holds. He may not develop much beyond this point or he may significantly develop. I think it's unrealistic to expect him to hit .300 this year.
   6. Robert Dudek Posted: April 19, 2001 at 07:08 AM (#67977)
A week ago, many people were saying Soriano was going to be a star.

Is it reasonable to predict such things based on a handful of games ?

Yes the guy can hit for power for a middle infielder, but if his OBP is in the .300 range, he's not going to be a good offensive player.

We'll have to see what the future holds. He may not develop much beyond this point or he may significantly develop. I think it's unrealistic to expect him to hit .300 this year.

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