He hit .237 in 20 games in April’with 0 home runs and 18 strikeouts to 2 walks.
Soriano came under more pressure when it was reported that manager Dale Sveum had to convince Soriano to switch to a lighter bat’which he did. He was using the bat for two weeks before he ended one of theSupra Shoes longest home-run droughts of his career.
After he hit his first home run on May 15th’it was like the weight was actually lifted as he went on a tear to finish the month with a .290 average’7 home runs’and a .353 OBP through 25 games. He also improved his K-BB ratio to 22-8.
It is no secret that the Cubs would like to unload Soriano. He is owed $54 million through 2014 and the Cubs would have to eat a significant portion if they want any chance of trading him.
Fortunately’Soriano showed this month that he still can produceSupra Footwear and it may entice a team desperate for some power. But it will take more than one month to get a team to absorb half of what he is owed.
The Cubs need to ask themselves if trading him can bring back worthwhile prospects because they will still be paying him not to play for the Cubs.
One way they can work out the financial situation is by agreeing to pay for the rest of 2012 and 2013′but the club he lands with is on the hook for 2014. The Cubs have a few prospects heating up again in Triple-A Iowa and will likely force the issue if the Prada ShoesChicago team continues to struggle.
Whether Soriano plays well or not’the new Cubs brass has more invested in the future than a bad contract whose production is not making a difference in the lineup.
It’ll be a miracle if the Cubs can find a taker for him.
A third study showed that some runners may get hurt while they are first practicing their sport without shoes. Surveyed on the Internet’18 out of 109 runners who were making the change reported a muscle or bone injury. SixteenPrada Outlet reported an injury on the bottom of the foot.
“I saw a lot of calf pain and tendinitis,” researcher Allison Altman’PhD’tells WebMD. She also documented a lot of blisters’but was surprised by how few people cut their feet.
Overall the number of injuries was low considering that up to 70% of runners have some kindcoach outlet online of injury every year’she says.