Strolling into the Sunset
It’s been a 16 year career for Soriano, and he would have nothing to hang his head about if he walked away now. Some Cubs fans were always bothered by his contract, but that was a product of baseball. Not his fault. He produced for the Cubs while here, played an adequate left field, played through injury and never complained. He was a mentor to young players like Starlin Castro, and was considered a great teammate.
His career numbers:
.270/.319/.500, .819 OPS, 412 HR, 1159 RBI
He was a seven-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger award winner.
I think part of baseball is knowing the right time to say goodbye to the game, and least in the capacity of playing. I think many Yankees and Cubs fans, possibly a few Rangers fans would like to remember Sori for the sweet swing, and hot streaks he would get on.
If that time has come, I tip my cap to him. It’ s was a good career.