Man, did Geovany Soto ever have a tough year.
The WBC, the weed, the weight, the lack of hitting, pretty much the opposite of his Rookie of the Year season.
But really? Not that unexpected, especially if you put it in the context of "sophomore slump".
And I totally figure he'll be back to himself next season - that guy who goes and tells Big Z to settle the hell down. The big bat. The inside the park homer guy.
Geo's somebody the Cubs really need to be real.
I remember reading or seeing an interview with him and this isn't exactly what he said but it was like, "I don't wanna just be the best in baseball, I want to be the best of all time."
Hey, maybe that's unrealistic but it's good to have that attitude.
Thanks to Neil Finnell over at Chicago Cubs Online for this "Sophomore Slump" idea, and if you go to their place you can read the latest on the Milton Bradley saga - he may be going to Seattle like, soon.
Please make it so.