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Soriano - first 50-50 season?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MankyJimy, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    I haven't heard anyone mention this, but Alfonso Soriano has a shot at being the first 50-50 player in baseball history. He's on pace for 51 homers and 41 steals. All he needs to do is maintain his current HR pace and steal bases a little more often. I think he'll do it.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    No chance.

    So speaketh The Sports Predictor.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    I'd say his chances are 50-50.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I'd say it's unlikely, and he better really get moving. It's good to be ahead of pace for when you cool off.
  5. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I'm secretly applauding you, but since it's a pun, I'm obligated to say:

  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    We should mention in here somewhere that this Soriano fellow plays for the Nats.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Don't know it's ever been close to 50-50, but Sori certainly will come the closest.

    Just think, if Buck Showalter had the stones to tell Sori he WILL play outfield, like Frank told him ... the Rangers are 12 games over .500 and solidly in first, Brad Wilkerson remains a Fake Expo, and Sori is the leading MVP candidate in the AL. (He probably is Top 3 in the NL right now.)

    That Soriano-Wikerson trade is looking more and more like Brock for Broglio every day.
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I cam see it, because the closer we get to the end of the season, he's going to become more desperate to add stolen bases. And let's face it, it would only jack up his asking price this offseason. Because of that fact alone, I won't doubt him. I just think he's going to fall a tad short.
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Who cares ... 20 years ago he would have been a 25/50 man.
  10. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    True...but probably a 25/80 man like Eric Davis in (I think) 1985.
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Agree with that comparison, but Eric Davis could field.
  12. He hit more HR than that. More like 37, as I recall.
    And I believe it was '87.
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