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This is getting old. Cubs personnel are disappointed that Alfonso Soriano won’t waive his 10-and-5 rights to go to the Giants.  The outfielder doesn't want to play in a colder climate that could adversely affect his hitting. If this is true, why can't the Cubs just shut up about it? Sure, they'd probably try to trade him, but what ******* good does it do to leak out that you're upset over it? It makes them look like a bunch of ******* crybabies. Do we have to hate Soriano now too? Before long the only player we'll like will be Darwin Barney and Luis Valbuena. Can't wait for that day.
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