Chicago Cubs fans were seemingly done putting up with Alfonso Soriano some time ago, and the outfielder has finally caught up to the team and is tired of them and their losing. Speaking to MLB.com, Soriano essentially stated that he was done with the Cubs as he couldn’t stand to put up with the losing any longer and wants nothing to do with a losing team.
“You think we’re going to win that game 3-0, and in five minutes, [we're down] 5-3,” Soriano vented to Carrie Muskat. “I’m tired of losing, frustrated. Sometimes, you just think too much. I get frustrated when you see that happen, because I’m tired of losing. I don’t want to be on a losing team and have a bad record.”
By saying this, Soriano is without a doubt saying he’s done with the Cubs and it was only a matter of time before the two sides saw eye-to-eye in terms of a mutual feeling of disgust. Soriano has often underperformed with Chicago despite having an outrageous salary for a player of his production level. Cubs fans grew tired of him long ago and it’s almost comical now that he’s lashing out at a team that’s given him more chances than he’s deserved.
Although, one of the reasons the Cubs can’t get rid of Soriano is that no one in their right mind wants to take on his salary for the production they’ll get which is another comical aspect of Soriano’s lashing out at the Cubs for losing.
He’s going to be in trade discussions again this year and as it stands now, he won’t take very long to waive his no-trade clause and divorce himself from his situation with the Cubs in Chicago.