Cubbies outfield dilemma
Soriano: Honestly, I don't think it makes any difference whatsoever to him if he's playing center field, left field, second base or if the Cubs decide to make him the designated hitter in interleague games. The guy just hits, and runs, and it means nothing to him which glove he wears. You can imply moving Soriano back to left field is for health reasons, but c'mon, do you really think that's why he got hurt last week, because he was unfamiliar with center field? I don't. Soriano will probably be in the starting lineup tonight, and I have little doubt better offensive days are ahead. I think he's still going to reach 30/30.
Pie: There's little question who the best defensive center fielder on the Cubs is. In fact, there's little question who the only center fielder on the club is. It's Pie, pronounced pee-yay. So far his fantasy owners aren't saying yay because Pie has three hits in 22 at-bats, a .136 average, and he's struck out six times against one walk. He looks overmatched, and I'm not sure why this surprises anyone. Sure, the kid has skills. Have you seen his arm? His legs? Two of his three hits are for extra bases. But he's not ready. I predict he's back in Iowa within 48 hours and the next guy is playing center field.
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