So, the guy the Cubs signed to one of the worst contracts in the history of the major leagues is unhappy hitting seventh in the order. Well, boo fricken’ hoo.

Look, Soriano, here is a memo to you: You’re lucky that Quade is your manager, because a manager with self confidence would have your lazy, swing-at-everything butt sitting on the bench.

But no, because Quade is trying desperately to hang onto his job, he plays the vets, in part because he’s in over his head and won’t confront them.

But mainly because he wants to win as many games as possible.

With that said, it’s ironic that the very thing he is seeking to avoid has come up to bite him in the butt. For Soriano, who seldom says anything noteworthy, has a beef with him and it’s made the news.

Here is what he told,

“I’m not a guy that fights with people,” Soriano told “The way they treat me this year, I don’t like it. The way they have me hit in the No. 7, 5 and 6 spots, I have trouble concentrating on the job hitting in those different spots. But (Mike) Quade is the manager and does his best to try to make the team better.”

Remember when Soriano could only hit in the leadoff spot?

Even a grizzled old manager like Lou Piniella waited a long time before moving him out of a lineup position that fit Soriano worse than a size small dress fits Oprah Winfrey.  


Another ironic part of all this is that Soriano is actually hitting better in the seventh spot.

But hey, it’s all about Soriano, isn’t it? Late in what has been an awful season he decides to raise the dust with a manager who has as much chance of returning as Brett Favre. Oops.

This is a guy who the Cubs signed to an eight-year, $136 million contract after a season probably fueled by steroids. Even if that is not accurate, it certainly was a career year.

As soon as he came to Chicago, suddenly his legs wouldn’t work any more and he couldn’t steal bases.

Even this year, when he has hit 25 homers and driven in 85 runs (his most as a Cub), he is hitting an anemic .244 with a pathetic .288 OBP.

In short, if it wasn’t for his massive contract, he would be lucky to find a full-time job in MLB.

Yet he decides that this is the right time to start spouting off about what he perceives to be a sign of disrespect.

Hey, Soriano, the only disrespect is what you’ve shown the Cubs ever since you came here.

Meanwhile, don’t let the door hit you on your way out, you fraud.

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