According to Soriano, the Cubs were built for a marathon not a sprint and that is why they didn't perform in the playoffs. To me, this is one of the most self damning statements I have heard in a while. I guess with Soriano, if he plays in 10 games and has 2 great games in addtion to 8 horrendous games, he will have made his quota and be satisfied.
After committing yourself to 162 games and compiling the best record, there is absolutely no excuse to play like a club that looked like they were completely uninterested in being there when the playoff bell rung. I guess Soriano needs to pace himself, pick his own spots and not be pressured into performing on short notice in a playoff series. Maybe MLB can change the regular season to 120 games and then make the playoff rounds the best of 15, so Soriano can have a chance to get a few hits.
I hope this type of attitude pisses off Hendry, Piniella and his teamates as much as it does me, and it also reiterates the club needs some grittiness in the clubhouse.