Soto left Monday night’s Cub game hugging teammates as if to say goodbye, and it turns out he was.
Soto, 29, is hitting .199/.284/.347 with six homers and 14 RBI this season. He was the NL Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in 2008. He hit .285/.364/.504 with 23 homers, 86 RBI and 35 doubles that season. He’s been up and down since, as he was bad in 2009, really good in 2010 and decent last season.
Little miffed by this one. Not that the Cubs traded Soto, more that anyone traded FOR Soto. Like the Rangers do realize its 2012 not 2008 right? Guy is hitting a buck 95. Jacob Brigham must be the worst pitcher in the history of pitching.
Sounds like the entire team is getting traded tonight, except for Dempster, guess he’s still being a little bitch.
Update - Malhom and Reed Johnson to the Braves. Cubs are making some SERIOUS moves right now. The excitement is palpable.
Update 2 – Forgot to say on Update 1 that I saw Reed Johnson at Crossing on Southport 2 weeks ago, guy is diesel. Like to see Tim Kurkjian bring that type of analysis to the table.
Update 3 – Do they give Emmy’s out for how fast someone can copy and paste on to a website? If they do I think I may win one with my coverage of this trade deadline.
h/t @MSpellacy for the tip