Saturday, January 29, 2005

Sosa to the Orioles 

According to the Associated Press, a trade that will send Sammy Sosa to the Orioles for Jerry Hairston Jr and prospects has been worked out, and as long as no one fails a physical, should be finalized soon. The Cubs will pay $10 million of the $17 million that Sammy is owed this year, and Sosa will waive a clause in his contract that would have guaranteed him $18 million in 2006 for being traded.

While Sosa is no longer the force he used to be, getting him for a one-year, $7 million contract may seem like a nice deal for the Orioles, but its not. The only value Sosa seems to have these days is name recognition. Otherwise, he is a bad clubhouse presence with similar pop to Raul Ibanez.

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