Best new Cub? How about best Cub, period. The $136 million-dollar deal Soriano inked over the last off-season was the richest the franchise has ever awarded, and Soriano has come through in franchise-player fashion. At press time Soriano was batting .297 with a team-leading thirty-one homeruns, nineteen stolen bases and a slugging percentage of .552, well above his career average. If he hadn’t tweaked his hamstring and missed a month this season, his homerun numbers might have been in the forties. Plus, he’s acclimated himself to left field reasonably well.
Best of Chicago 2007