The SportsTalk Live crew debates whether or not Alfonso Soriano has a shot at receiving a bust in Cooperstown - 7/12
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Here and I think I. -- a back page of the Chicago sun times find paper that I subscribe to my pay for that line doesn't do it justice -- -- it. Cooperstown hall of thing we are not proclaim their name could got a number of ways. And it's written by -- find Gordon Witten -- find Cubs beat writer and it's all about. Let's see hallmark Soriano has numbers and make him worthy of consideration for Cooperstown. I think that's the start drinking before. That's I think that's a headline this semester but I think about this for a minute. This is a guy that if he plays a few more years he's. 4020 steals away from 300 me he says and rightfully so there -- numbers are you wanted to get to 300 -- done it years ago easy if that's what he's trying to do. And he's he's he's gonna get to 400 homers there's no doubt about it now four homers in this game you just -- generation he came out game. And Briere stole bases isn't isn't anything all by itself but there's four guys. They have -- humor in the hall of fame who will never get there is a -- steroids. He's not a solution was steroids I'm not -- and I -- I don't know anything for a fact that he's going to be a guy when when he's on the ballot. There and and and voters are looking for a clean got a vote for. Among the clean guy. He might stand out now it might -- form as we sit here today. I'm not cast my vote for. Where he is in three years four years where every finish playing worse numbers are. Who what he does from here aren't you can wind up on a playoff team and doesn't -- -- intangibles come and play and it was a great teammate -- plays hurt. All those are gonna come and play people -- normal over the years he's gonna get some support. He had he not moved from second base. He's he's issuing no question social said that yes it vibrate right the only play all our arena and some names I don't know if he played at second base a position you are. This is always -- got to step this I don't I remember this didn't make the story because I didn't have enough space to put it in there but when I talked to socialize together so confess I -- wants more space in that by the way yeah I wanted to get two part series. Anyway is the -- said that when the united social some through his whole career and actually did very well. Beating him but he but he said this was a guy that when you saw what he did. What made him standout was as a second basement. That he could do that as a second baseman early in his career is what made you think you really had a special players is obviously that didn't pan out. But if you can do that you have a very special key. Right. Let me read you some names these are guys with career war going to shoot that -- An -- I had it on Alfonso Soriano. Placido Polanco at all Famer Raphael Burke hall Eric job and your head Freddy Garcia Derek Lowe he had kids or Kevin Youkilis Mark Ellis. Brian Roberts you rob -- Ramirez. Anyone know who he's very comparable to career -- all time. Benito Santiago. Gary guy -- and Tim Wallach. No shot I don't care who is the second baseman. Did you read the -- in there that suggested. That it would be it's hard to even imagine him getting close to induction. I'm not. I'm not suggesting he's a slam dunk I'm suggesting. It surprised me when I looked up at some of these numbers and how they compare that I could find I can find a hundred numbers just like you did that don't compare. But that there he's kind of a player he's a two way offensive player that has existed very very rarely in this game. And and it's it's worth a conversation on that subject. Don't you thing any you you get to vote. At the golf name do you get the vote now -- view and you and I don't get them when you. Look at him to me what I think of a hall of Famer and I watch as much baseball as anybody. I don't travel like you do covered a team but I watch all the time when I think of hall of -- -- ago. Deck I was otherworldly he was one of the best players in the tiger and I never think of him now. There was at least about a five or six year period where he was this was a guy -- was trade for -- this was the guy that. They had this ceiling that this was way up here. It is because he he could run he can go crazy if you if needed to if it was in Europe where you needed to he -- -- six -- -- bases every year. And he had that home run. That home run power and it wasn't it wasn't that good juice home run how you look at -- swing as there is -- promise that buggy whip swing. He did it with quick hands and and a and a big barrel on that bat. That that's. Different than the other hitters of his generation and to do to wind up where he did he hadn't been hurt in his -- risk that you take the contract out of it. Not a bad -- career the contract in. The end of the day he -- -- unfairly. Low lying. And I'm probably the media me Bob brought a lot of -- not over critical of him because of the contract. How about this throw this it in this he can even go here really bit. Had he let us fancy my for a minute what he's gold glove outfielder when he's got a -- into second baseman forget second base and if we ever to determine if he's a second baseman puts up these numbers he can maybe he is a hall of Famer. As an outfielder he's -- gold Glover. He's a different argument now well that may help with -- went on what I already shot here live in and we had a different set I had CA I -- anywhere any breaks right now. But I'm -- Tony. Yeah you're right but what I'm saying is. It just if you take it -- if you look at the offensive numbers for a minute what gets lost a lot of times in the criticism. And the cloud over the guy and the contract. Is. Some of the things that he has done very very few people in the game and got them and that's the point some of putting the what if they trade him because. By several million dollars left on his contract they wouldn't be 99 is not -- 37 year old with bad knees and even on a good day defensively had a hard time stopping. Much -- starting with Hawaii as a AL team if he is. All this. He's a good guy to deal with you deal of them -- stand up guy cleanly why would American League teams say it in him. Twice seven million left you guys will pay to play form -- or whatever that number anymore not. Okay -- why does somebody not take a shot this guy well. Until two weeks ago is because he's hitting 240 minute power numbers are ordinary is it easy aging slugger that doesn't give you a lot in the field and you plug him in that you plug him in two DH spot and you're not getting with the average DH produced the first year though too if you look at a stolen bases he's gone about three or four years in single digits in stolen bases he's got ten right now at the halfway point. In knees might be feeling a little better. The other interesting thing about him was you know at second base he was an -- what -- -- happen. You you put him in the outfield yet he is a hack in the outfield but his throwing arm. He's got that goofy throw but it's amazingly accurate and I think he's led the league in throwing put out a couple times I was only spent up -- including its -- -- because -- a lot of guys run on them do you think he used to cost of August 1. Yeah. That is very hard to move him and he's gonna clear waivers so you know if it is gonna merit and and you know he's a -- at the end of the year. I I would. If you don't what's gonna depend on he can be moved and he will be moved if he's hitting well enough that somebody says yeah take a flyer on him. If if if what we've seen the last couple days when he cooled off a little bit if he cools off for the next 23 weeks -- I think -- you willing to be traded. He's willing to be treated.
guy over there on Boston's real struggle in the east and there are. While we look for the sure sure they'll roll them. Youkilis was not a problem the last to a career lament. The Mariners all the results reporter gonna a lot of especially in clutch situations
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I said on the show yesterday. Then the next ten years to Chicago Blackhawks will win not one not two not three but got war Youkilis Stanley Four cups in the next ten years that doesn't include the two they already won. They're going to have the best
goodnight the Cubs lost that can move up in the dress though wasn't it was a terrible win last night terrible when Youkilis Youkilis slid past the White Sox in the that the response you were there but. Sox they gave the Miami Marlins itself tonight
same will be good again as more with the grand Marshal your spot on How he goes is kind of how the season's. And it's just the beginning that's certainly a big week here. For the Chicago Bears at he's known Moline and Youkilis .
gonna stick and resist. But you said it was a one thing after and it went right for us historical through what we difference Youkilis was the winner. Seventeen seconds later she was screaming his. The game tying goal came together because Joel Quenneville
Soriano. Placido Polanco at all Famer Raphael Burke hall Eric job and your head Freddy Garcia Derek Lowe he had kids or Kevin Youkilis Mark Ellis. Brian Roberts you rob Ramirez. Anyone know who he's very comparable to career all time. Benito Santiago
makes a play diving play short gathers himself. And then throws the ball in the third it was what it was like perfect it was Youkilis became a fair what's your Cleveland game in the affordable place half runner picked off first base. Just. Yeah leadoff
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providing assets for us thinking god allow us to acquire players that help augment our roster last year we to do that we can get Youkilis Myers area on. And from my talks with other clubs I can assure you that we continue to guys that other clubs covet so. The
players that out of Chicago. Coach Rose. Employees. Into the news that it was so. If you continue to work. Numbers or Youkilis double to play. But he's been doing I don't see him and then everybody wants to take I think that's the tables of the
For some reason, Kevin Youkilis playing for the Yankees just triggers that cable TV "recording conflict" fiber in Joe Posnanski's brain.
So we're still having some conversations but frankly it may well have to be situationally last year was as it was with Youkilis or Myers and match. It's a need to be addressed once the season underway Robin says Steve thanks interest and an extension
time around who's a little more laid back. To get the same sort of edge does have an edge when you lose. AJ and Kevin Youkilis in guys who were around the clubhouse every day to make sure that the. Happen I think that the White Sox played over
injury so yeah. Urban is a pretty big position and obviously it was not satisfying this team last year until and that Kevin Youkilis came over that traits I think that's really tag team tonight on. meanwhile had a really solid first season for a
strikeouts Albert Pujols Carlos Lee. Does that Pedroia self. You guys like this move on the south side because. If you it with Youkilis . Not sure it's a good bet twelve million for one year you've got twelve million you got the three years them. When he
on base he's a good defender Youkilis is a good defender last year too ..... and people around them. Really Kevin Youkilis is the one guy on the free agent ..... the White Sox kind of informed Kevin Youkilis decide hey we're gonna go for