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GUEST COMMENTARY by Adam Rygg
So, what does it mean for the Brewers that Alfonso Soriano has reportedly agreed to an 8 year free agent contract (the 5th richest individual contract in Major League Baseball history, no less!!)?
Bottom line, it could mean that the Brewers will finish below the Cubs in the standings next season for the first time in three years.
More likely, though, I think it will mean the Cubs will just finish with maybe 10 more wins. Since I expect a healthy Brewer club to be able to get above .500, I don’t think the 10 extra wins for the Scrubbies will matter too much at all.
I really like our team’s lineup if JJ and Koskie are healthy and Bill Hall can play the outfield effectively. I’ll analyze the upcoming season’s potential starting lineup later in the offseason, but suffice it to say that getting everybody healthy opens up a lot of opportunities.
If we can land a free agent pitcher, or true lead off man (Juan Pierre filed for free agency after all), or both, then I like our chances even more.
Thoughts on Soriano? Thoughts on the Cubs?
Let us hear ‘em!