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Sveum: Soriano's bat too big for his own good

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08:13 AM ET 05.14 | At 36, is it time Alfonso Soriano lightens his load a bit? [It's] the middle of May, and the $136 million man still hasn't hit a home run yet. Soriano did come through with an RBI double that touched the wall at Miller Park during Sunday's 8-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Perhaps the next 112 at-bats will be a different story. "The fact of the matter is fastballs are getting too deep," manager Dale Sveum said. ... [Sveum] has suggested using a different bat. Soriano has been open to the idea and made some changes. But Sveum said Soriano "just didn't go as far as I wanted." "There's no question I'd like to see a much lighter bat," Sveum said. "He has adjusted a little bit, but I think a really smaller, lighter bat would help a lot."

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May 14, 2012  08:29 AM ET

HA! Between him and Pujols..one lousy HR. talk about no bang for your mega-million bucks.

May 14, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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HA! Between him and Pujols..one lousy HR. talk about no bang for your mega-million bucks.

Shows that money can't buy everything LOL

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May 14, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Soriano has always been really open to listening to coaching suggestions, so I'm sure this will be no different.

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May 14, 2012  09:16 AM ET

I'll bet this guy is not even 36.

May 14, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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I'll bet this guy is not even 36.

Possible, but at this point does it matter that much? not too much of a difference between 36 and 38. Now older than that, you are in trouble.

May 14, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Ahhh.... Big he man Soriano - not able to swing big bat.....

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May 14, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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I'll bet this guy is not even 36.

46?

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May 14, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Soriano always has and always will be somebody who care about nobody but himself. It's his way or the highway. Another player that had one great season, got his money and became another overrated player that never earned his money.

May 14, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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this man gets payed a more money that other cub dont one think he should listen to coach?

Players don't listen to coaches, coaches just watch.

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May 14, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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WAY different society, dude.

Authority is to be rebelled against... no matter the cost..... what's your problem....

 
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