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Send Soriano to the minors

I don't mean to offend anyone with this. I'm just offering a solution to a problem we need to fix quickly.

So.... I'm really sick of Soriano and Russell and a couple other players but mainly the first two. I think we need to send Sorano down to the minors for a while. At the very least it could light a fire under his ass and get him to actually run for fly balls and not just jog. Like what happened in the fourth inning on Saturday against the Pirates. He dropped a pretty playable fly ball for a double and kept the Pirate rally going. It could've been prevented if Soriano actually ran for it. He had plenty of time and when it dropped it wasn't even that far from him (and he barely even jogged to it). The announcers subtly described him as "pacing himself along the warning track".  That's the kind of crap I'm sick of. If it's not an easy fly ball, he can't really be depended on. Even worse is he doesn't hit well. Yes, he has 12 homeruns but most of them haven't come at times when we need them. He also strikes out a lot. You could say that Pena is the same but Pena is at the very least good defensively and gets on base, he is even willing to get walked. Pena also has had 6 homeruns over 21 games not 11 homeruns over a week. Whenever Quade pulls one of the veterans to play a younger kid, I think it should be Soriano rather than Fukudome. Fukudome has better defense, gets on base, is hitting more doubles than he was even though he is lacking a little in power. I just don't see a downside to sending him to the minors for a little while and letting him know we're pissed off at his lack of production. It might piss off fans but they should already be pissed off. The younger players have a better chance of getting on base than he does and obviously better on defense. What sucks the most is that we have him until 2014 and I don't see him getting any better. So i say why not send Soriano down for a while?

Last thing but really short. Why does Quade keep sending out Russell in relief right after the starter? He's really getting torn up at the moment.

Again don't want to offend but fix the problem.

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