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2010 Chicago Cubs Profile: Alfonso Soriano

Published by on January 6, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In Nov. 2006, Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry signed star outfielder Alfonso Soriano to an eight-year deal worth $136 million.

To that point in his career, Soriano had a career batting line of .280/.325/.510. He had just finished a season in which he made the All-Star team for the fifth consecutive year. Over his first six full seasons of Major League experience, Soriano averaged 155 games played, 34 home runs, and 35 stolen bases. He seemed destined for greatness.

Three years into the deal, it hangs around Hendry's neck like the hopelessly tangled chain of an anchor, pulling the executive under water. Injuries limited Soriano to just 135 and 109 games in his first two seasons, but at least the slugger remain...

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