Here at the Shooter's Lounge, we're quite taken with our young catcher, Geovany Soto. He's got fielding smarts, a cannon for an arm, a great eye at the plate, some pop in his bat, and balls of solid rock. Plus he's sexy as hell. This is the guy who had the temerity to grab El Toro Loco by the front of his jersey, forcing Big Z to pay attention to him. This would be the same El Toro Loco who earlier in the same season rearranged his catcher's face. Unlike Barrett, Geo Soto has the physique and the attitude to stand up to the Crazy Bull. Pinella is trusting Geo to call the games behind the plate this year and the big man hasn't let us down. He struggled with his throws to second early on, but put the time in to correct his issues and has shown marked improvement. He struggled in the series against the Nationals, but is hitting a more than respectable .316 this season. He was also one of the few Cubs whose bat didn't take the 2007 NLDS series off against the Diamondbacks.
With all the hoopla surrounding the acquisition and performance of Kosuke Fukudome, the injury to Soriano, and the struggles of our left handed pitching, it's easy to forget the importance of Soto on this team. So here at the Lounge, we're adding The Soto Rooter, a handy little extra in the sidebar on the right side of this blog. I'll try to keep it as up to date as possible over the course of the season. It will show the Soto Rooter's batting average, home runs, and RBIs, as well as his caught stealing, SBs allowed, and overall fielding percentage.
It's a Geo. No matter what.
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Monday, April 28, 2008
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