Thursday, April 15, 2010

Working on Sitting

Bruce Miles blogs on Alfonso Soriano's travails in the outfield:

Lou was asked by an Internet columnist if the Cubs are teaching Soriano the subtleties of the game and whether Sori is "resistant" to learning. Lou handled it well.

"Sori's working very hard," Lou said “He works every day with Mike Quade. Mike Quade is an excellent outfield instructor. He works with him every day. He'll get better. He's working hard, like I said, and that's all you can expect from a player.

"I've got to feel that way as a manager. Look, he wants to do better. That's No. 1. He's working at it. That's No. 2. And I've got confidence that he will. And I'm the one that makes out the lineup."

Lou is so confident that Soriano will do better that the lineup Lou made out today doesn't have Soriano in it.

That's the real #1: Soriano isn't good enough right now to be in there every day.

One wonders if the lollygagging approach Soriano made yesterday on the ball Rickie Weeks hit had anything to do with it.

It's bad enough that Soriano can't do anything in baseball other than hit, which he only does sporadically, but would it be that much of an inconvenience for himto show some effort in the field?

All the time?

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