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Fenway
11-28-2006, 06:01 PM
I expect the newstand price of the Tribune to go up to 75 cents


Soriano's deal gives him a complete no-trade provision and guarantees a suite on Cubs road trips, according to contract information obtained by The Associated Press. In addition, Soriano is guaranteed six premium tickets for each home game during spring training, regular season and the postseason -- and for the All-Star game if he is selected.

Soriano receives an $8 million signing bonus and will get a $9 million salary next season. His salary increases to $13 million in 2008 and $16 million in 2009, then goes up to $18 million from 2010-2014. Soriano, who turns 31 in January, will be 38 in the final year of the deal.


http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2006/11/28/suite_deal_sorianos_filled_with_perks/

Palehose13
11-28-2006, 06:10 PM
Looking like Sosa all over again. That suite will do wonders for team unity. :rolleyes:

LuvSox
11-28-2006, 06:12 PM
He'll be traded by the deadline, 2008.

Trav
11-28-2006, 06:15 PM
Isn't this normal?

Ol' No. 2
11-28-2006, 06:20 PM
And where are they going to bat a guy who can hit 40 HR a year? Why, right after the pitcher, of course.:?:

FedEx227
11-28-2006, 06:26 PM
Where do you put a converted infielder that struggled to make routine plays in Left Field.

CF of course!

DumpJerry
11-28-2006, 06:42 PM
At 44, am I too old to start playing baseball?

MUsoxfan
11-28-2006, 06:50 PM
Isn't this normal?

I'm not sure. I know Konerko has a box at the Cell but he pays for it

WizardsofOzzie
11-28-2006, 06:55 PM
He'll be traded by the deadline, 2008.
"Soriano's deal gives him a complete no-trade provision"

Is that another way of saying, no trade clause???

WizardsofOzzie
11-28-2006, 06:59 PM
And where are they going to bat a guy who can hit 40 HR a year? Why, right after the pitcher, of course.:?:
Why not bat Derosa, or cedeno at leadoff. Sure they may suck, but it makes no sense to have a 40 HR guy batting leadoff, unless he changes his approach

MUsoxfan
11-28-2006, 07:02 PM
As another provision, Soriano will donate $25,000 annually to United Way and $25,000 annually to Cubs Care foundation.


How generous

Palehose Pete
11-28-2006, 07:03 PM
Whoever said that this contract is Sosa all over again said it right. Let the trained seals clap their flippers at Wrigley whenever Sorry-ano hits another meaningless homer. It'll be 1998 all over again.

Ol' No. 2
11-28-2006, 07:12 PM
Why not bat Derosa, or cedeno at leadoff. Sure they may suck, but it makes no sense to have a 40 HR guy batting leadoff, unless he changes his approachAnyone know the single season record for solo HR? It could be in danger this year.

Jerko
11-28-2006, 07:13 PM
Didn't he bat leadoff last year????? We see how well that worked out for the Nationals.

munchman33
11-28-2006, 07:18 PM
And where are they going to bat a guy who can hit 40 HR a year? Why, right after the pitcher, of course.:?:

Hey, last year the 9-hole was the most productive spot in their lineup.

Trav
11-28-2006, 07:32 PM
I'm not sure. I know Konerko has a box at the Cell but he pays for it

I figure most big named FA have perks like seats or their own suite on the road. This just isn't a big deal to me. Roberto Alomar lived in a suite in the skydome all season long when he played for the Jays and it was paid for by the team.

Sox Fan 35
11-28-2006, 09:06 PM
$136 million wasn't enough?:o:

Hitmen77
11-28-2006, 09:19 PM
Soriano's deal gives him a complete no-trade provision and guarantees a suite on Cubs road trips, according to contract information obtained by The Associated Press. In addition, Soriano is guaranteed six premium tickets for each home game during spring training, regular season and the postseason -- and for the All-Star game if he is selected. Plus, the Chicago Tribune agrees to run a story proclaiming Soriano as the new "King of Chicago" as part of its endless self-promotion of the Cubs.

Soriano receives an $8 million signing bonus and will get a $9 million salary next season. His salary increases to $13 million in 2008 and $16 million in 2009, then goes up to $18 million from 2010-2014. Soriano, who turns 31 in January, will be 38 in the final year of the deal.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2006/11/28/suite_deal_sorianos_filled_with_perks/



You guys missed this perk (which I conveniently bolded).

WizardsofOzzie
11-28-2006, 10:13 PM
Anyone know the single season record for solo HR? It could be in danger this year.
I think it was held by this guy in his 2nd movie.....errrr year
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2569/willieff4.png

champagne030
11-28-2006, 10:29 PM
Whoever said that this contract is Sosa all over again said it right. Let the trained seals clap their flippers at Wrigley whenever Sorry-ano hits another meaningless homer. It'll be 1998 all over again.

I prefer.......

http://www.richardbarclay.com/traveldiary/photos/extras/sheep.jpg

thomas35forever
11-29-2006, 04:03 PM
The ridiculousness gets even deeper.:o:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/11/28/bc.bbn.cubs.soriano.ap/index.html?eref=fromMySIScreenServer

spiffie
11-29-2006, 04:38 PM
Didn't he bat leadoff last year????? We see how well that worked out for the Nationals.
Yes, that was the problem with Washington. The league worst ERA had nothing to do with it, it's all that overrated Soriano!

PicktoCLick72
11-29-2006, 05:48 PM
I think the Cubs most also sacrifice a virgin before each of Soriano's AB's.

Hitmen77
11-29-2006, 05:55 PM
I think the Cubs must also sacrifice a trixie before each of Soriano's AB's.

fixed it for you.

Dub25
11-29-2006, 06:04 PM
Soriano is guaranteed six premium tickets for each home game during spring training, regular season and the postseason -- and for the All-Star game if he is selected.

He is gaurenteed postseason tix? Hmmmmm... obviously as a spectator!

Fenway
11-29-2006, 06:10 PM
I think the Cubs most also sacrifice a virgin before each of Soriano's AB's.

can we start here?
http://www.ronniewoowoo.com/images/newfan5.jpg

CubsfansareDRUNK
11-29-2006, 07:03 PM
can we start here?
http://www.ronniewoowoo.com/images/newfan5.jpg

where did you get that photo???:rolling::rolling:

kobo
11-29-2006, 08:36 PM
The ridiculousness gets even deeper.:o:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/11/28/bc.bbn.cubs.soriano.ap/index.html?eref=fromMySIScreenServer
And the fun starts:

"I know that Chicago already has Mark DeRosa (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/6094) at second base, but if they want me to play second, I will," he said.

MRM
11-29-2006, 08:50 PM
He'll be traded by the deadline, 2008.

Not with that contract.

Oblong
11-29-2006, 09:29 PM
From the SI link:

and $75,000 for a Gold Glove.

Heck, I'll take that bet. If he wins, I'll pay the $75K. If he doesn't, give me $10.


:gulp:

MRM
11-29-2006, 10:06 PM
Soriano is guaranteed six premium tickets for each home game during spring training, regular season and the postseason -- and for the All-Star game if he is selected.

He is gaurenteed postseason tix? Hmmmmm... obviously as a spectator!

I dunno. The Cubs have certainly impressed me with their post season moves to this point. This isn't the same Cubs I remember, that's for sure.

MRM
11-29-2006, 10:14 PM
From the SI link:



Heck, I'll take that bet. If he wins, I'll pay the $75K. If he doesn't, give me $10.


:gulp:

Wow. I could easily seeing him winning a GG if he moves to center. The guy is incredibly talented. I've said for years he's been playing out of position.

I'd definately take the $10 bet that pays off $75k if I win. Heck, put me in for 20 to win $150k on that one.

MUsoxfan
11-30-2006, 01:31 AM
Wow. I could easily seeing him winning a GG if he moves to center. The guy is incredibly talented. I've said for years he's been playing out of position.

I'd definately take the $10 bet that pays off $75k if I win. Heck, put me in for 20 to win $150k on that one.

So his natural position is CF? I'm not sure he has any natural position other than swinging for the fences

ewokpelts
11-30-2006, 04:01 AM
So his natural position is CF? I'm not sure he has any natural position other than swinging for the fencesba-zing!

Hitmen77
11-30-2006, 09:20 AM
I dunno. The Cubs have certainly impressed me with their post season moves to this point. This isn't the same Cubs I remember, that's for sure.

Are you sure? They've spent over $200 million so far this offseason and have only upgraded one position. Sounds like the same old Cubs to me.

Yes, Soriano is a significant upgrade - but last I heard, he can't pitch.