Only nine men have hit forty or more home runs in a season in a Cub uniform: Hack Wilson, Hank Sauer, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Dave Kingman, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa, and Derrek Lee.
Will Soriano become the tenth? He hit 46 last year for the Nationals, with his home park being a fairly extreme pitcher's park, although he actually hit more HR (24) at RFK than he did on the road (22). That was his first 40-HR season, though he has had others of 36, 38 and 39.
I say he does it, and I say he also continues what he established a year ago, somewhat better plate discipline. He'll also become the second Cub to have a 30/30 season; for Soriano let's add SB/CS to the projections. My choices:
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