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    Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Something tells me this is only going to get worse

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    Soriano, Nats at impasse over outfield
    By Bill Ladson / MLB.com

    VIERA, Fla. -- Second baseman Alfonso Soriano informed the Nationals on Monday afternoon that he will not play outfield for them, while the team told him that he could be placed on the disqualified list if he failed to do so.

    Soriano, who played most of March representing the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic, was set to hit leadoff and play the outfield for the Nationals against the Dodgers on Monday night. But when the players went out on the field, only eight players were present.

    Manager Frank Robinson then went to home plate umpire Mike Estabrook and told him that a lineup change was going to be made. Brandon Watson, who was supposed to sit out the game, went to center field, while Ryan Church switched from center to left field.

    A few minutes later, general manager Jim Bowden indicated that Soriano will be given a second chance to play the outfield on Wednesday afternoon against the Cardinals. If Soriano refused to play the outfield that day, the team most likely will put him on the disqualified list without pay.

    "He made it pretty clear that he was not going to play," Bowden said. "We hope that when he reflects on it, we hope that he changes his mind and plays left field."

    Soriano was acquired from the Rangers this offseason for outfielders Brad Wilkerson and Terrmel Sledge and right-hander Armando Galarraga.

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Soriano, Gary Sheffield called. He wants his "crappy attitude back and willingness to put himself ahead of his team" back.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    How long till the players union jumps in to defend him?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Why did Bowden trade for Soriano though. He had Vidro, he had Wilkerson...it just never made sense to me.
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Quote Originally Posted by TC81190
    Why did Bowden trade for Soriano though. He had Vidro, he had Wilkerson...it just never made sense to me.
    Bowden can't resist 5 tool players, he just can't.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Bowden can't resist 5 tool players, he just can't.
    Soriano is definitely a tool.
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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Soriano is definitely a tool.
    Ahh, too easy!
    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    In depth article in today's Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) about this subject. Bowden gambled on the deal without finding out if he'd play the OF--he had refused to go to SS for the Rangers and actually almost became an OF for the Yankees when he first came up (they preferred him there, but he had to play 2b when Chuck Knoblach had his throwing problems).

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB
    Ahh, too easy!
    Ah, i thought the easy one was that Bowden is definitely a tool.

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    How many of you guys wanted this a-hole the other day? Soriano is a virus and don't deserve to put on the uniform.

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Soriano & 10 Million for Womack.
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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    this trade still does puzzle me something tells me soriano won't ever put on a nats uniform

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Honestly - What about Milton, and his entire contract for Soriano straight up?

    let him leave next year, take the draft pick, Milton is clear next season and Soriano's money can be added to the Milton and Wilson money next season to get at least two solid starters in the free agent market?

    Just something to think about

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    The problem is that you will need someone to take Soriano to get the draft pick. Given that he gets 10million this yaer he will probably chuck a Sosa if someone wants to sign him below that. If he sits out a year - do the REDS still get a draft pick?

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    Re: Soriano pouts, refuses to take LF to start game

    Soriano has ALWAYS said he will not move to the OF, this is not a mystery...additionally Soriano is in a year where if his numbers hold up he will be paid HUGE BUCKS...now he is in cavernas DC and being asked to move to the OF...he is trying to force a trade to ANYPLACE that has a hitter friendly park where he can play 2B...hmmm...do the NATS want MILTON if we take Soriano?
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