$136 million could have gotten the Cubs 5 years of Barry Zito AND Jason Schmidt. Instead, its spent of a 30-year-old player with just had his career year but has never posted an OBP above .350, and will be 38 by the end of the deal.
Do the Cubs have problems putting runs on the board … yes? But the answer was NOT to be found in Soriano, but to rid themselves of the likes of Neifi Perez, Tony Womack, etc.
They WILL score more runs, but their starting pitching is a huge question mark, leaving them with the prospect of losing many 7-6 games for the next few years.