Alfonso Soriano shows doubt over his future commitments with Chicago Cubs – MLB News
The Chicago Cubs’ talented outfielder Alfonso Soriano is showing slight doubts over his future commitments with the franchise. He did not describe directly as to how he thinks his relationship with the team in the long run will be. He was sure on one particular fact that the Cubs’ now have little reservations regarding his game and the long and hefty contract he had signed in 2007.
Soriano said, “We’ve got to see when the season starts. We don’t know what [the fans] are thinking. I know what I’m thinking, and I control myself and what I can do. But I cannot control that. They don’t see the human. They just see the contract, if they know how I think, if they know how I act, they would not boo. They just see the contract. It’s very hard. But it’s part of the game. It’s not anything that bothers me. I just want to play my game and do my best.”
Soriano joined the Cubs with an eight year deal worth $136 million, but his performance and the level of money he was promised, slowly lost meaning. The Cubs came are now wondering why they should they be paying him those promised perks which were related to his performance.
The above mentioned comments of Soriano are also the reaction of earlier comments of the Cubs’ management which they made in this offseason and before the 2012 Major League Spring Training.
Several top executives of the Cubs’ management raised this issue saying how well Soriano’s game was some couple of years ago, but how his game has deteriorated within very little time and why the management should not be trading him or release him for the betterment of the franchise.
However, the question of Soriano and his game being criticised is a relative subject, but experts believe several injuries have created this kind of difficulties for him. The team is now hinting at the potential trade talks. The next few days are critical when both sides will take some step forward in order to reach a mutual understanding before the next season until than Soriano’s fans should not be losing hope on his future.