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Alfonso Soriano wants to remain with Cubs

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11:59 AM ET 01.19 | If he was surprised, he didn't admit it, but Alfonso Soriano seemed relieved to still be wearing a Cubs uniform for the opening of the Cubs Convention on Friday. "I'm very happy," said Soriano, who was told at the end of last season that the Cubs would consider trade possibilities over the winter for the big-ticket left fielder with two years, $36 million left on his eight-year, $136 million deal. "Always, I want to stay here and finish my career here," he added, "and try to win before I retire, because I signed here to get to a World Series and win in Chicago. That was my decision. If they win, I want to be part of that team."

Chicago Sun Times

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January 19, 2013  02:03 PM ET

Oh gee, thank you so much for honring your contract Senor Soriano - is there any chance we can count on $18 million worth of production from you, for the next two years??? Ship the bum to Seattle ... that'll learn him ;)

January 19, 2013  02:42 PM ET

Go on Take The Money and Run!!!

January 19, 2013  04:22 PM ET

Just don't be too picky, Alfonso. The AAA franchise in Iowa is still called the Cubs too, right?

January 19, 2013  04:33 PM ET

All of you Cub fans can think departed Jim Hendry for giving number 12 that ridiculous long term contract.

January 19, 2013  05:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh gee, thank you so much for honring your contract Senor Soriano - is there any chance we can count on $18 million worth of production from you, for the next two years??? Ship the bum to Seattle ... that'll learn him ;)

To be fair, Soriano had a decent year last season. 32 HR, 100+ RBI and top 20 in NL MVP voting isn't bad.

January 19, 2013  05:40 PM ET
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Go on Take The Money and Run!!!

he can't do such a thing,,,the cubs can't afford lose the 36 millions just like that,,,

January 19, 2013  05:44 PM ET
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To be fair, Soriano had a decent year last season. 32 HR, 100+ RBI and top 20 in NL MVP voting isn't bad.

unluckely the fans can't see the good things from this guy except the bad and dark side, sure he has not living into the cubs higher expectations but one solo player can't do everything as /pitch/catch/hit doubles/homeruns/manage the team/ but what else can the chicago fans expect??

January 19, 2013  06:05 PM ET
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unluckely the fans can't see the good things from this guy except the bad and dark side, sure he has not living into the cubs higher expectations but one solo player can't do everything as /pitch/catch/hit doubles/homeruns/manage the team/ but what else can the chicago fans expect??

That's just how the cookie crumbles.

January 19, 2013  06:08 PM ET
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but what else can the chicago fans expect??

I expect nothing out of Soriano. I root for a different team.

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January 19, 2013  07:44 PM ET

"I signed here to get to a World Series and win in Chicago." With so many years of the Cubbies playing without a championship, that was a rather questionable decision.

January 19, 2013  07:45 PM ET
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Go on Take The Money and Run!!!

Haven't you noticed yet that Soriano's legs won't allow him to run anywhere?

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January 20, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Grow up and become a Bear!!!

January 20, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Haven't you noticed yet that Soriano's legs won't allow him to run anywhere?

Ja hey der, maybe you should let go of his legs!

January 20, 2013  08:27 PM ET

Finally only 2 more years left on that deal! Although I agree, he did pretty much earn his money in 2012. Still, if he were on the open market, no team would talking a 2 year, $36M deal for him. Cubs are lucky he was so productive in 2012.

January 20, 2013  08:28 PM ET

I wonder how old he really is?

 
January 21, 2013  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Grow up and become a Bear!!!

He'd get destroyed in the NFL.

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