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WhiteSoxFan84
11-09-2004, 02:54 PM
Sammy Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, told Peter Gammons that he has not been contacted about any trade. He also told Gammons that he does not expect Sosa to be dealt anywhere. Jim Hendry also came out and said that he doesn't see Sosa getting traded and also made a comment about Moises Alou coming back (who else would won Pee Pee Alou?).

Not many of you may know that if Sosa is traded, he is guranteed a $18 million option for 2006. No team in their right mind would take that without having at least half of it paid off by the Cubs, which they would not do. So look for good ole # 21 to be on the Northside for at least 1 more season.

Maximo
11-09-2004, 03:04 PM
Sammy Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, told Peter Gammons that he has not been contacted about any trade. He also told Gammons that he does not expect Sosa to be dealt anywhere. Jim Hendry also came out and said that he doesn't see Sosa getting traded and also made a comment about Moises Alou coming back (who else would won Pee Pee Alou?).

Not many of you may know that if Sosa is traded, he is guranteed a $18 million option for 2006. No team in their right mind would take that without having at least half of it paid off by the Cubs, which they would not do. So look for good ole # 21 to be on the Northside for at least 1 more season.
Things will even be more interesting in the Cubs' Clubhouse next year.

WhiteSoxFan84
11-09-2004, 03:09 PM
Things will even be more interesting in the Cubs' Clubhouse next year.
It's a good point you make. The 2005 Cubs season will go one of two ways if Sosa is still there...

1) ...the team comes together and build chemistry because all of them hate Sammy Sosa, this causes them to perform extremely well. Sosa feeds off of the attention (whether it's positive or negative Sammy just loves to hear his name), he has a great year. The Cubs will win 100 games, win the World Series, and break up after the season.

2) ...the team just does horrible from the start and ends up a 82 wins team with a $90 million+ salary, bigger disappointment than this year.

DumpJerry
11-09-2004, 03:51 PM
I think we'll know what will happen........

Flubs are stuck with him (they deserve it). The "fans" will boo Scammy without mercy from Day One causing him to get pissed. During a pissed off moment, Scammy will sneeze. Real hard. Disabled List until October.

Neat way out of a mess...........................

Uncle_Patrick
11-09-2004, 03:51 PM
It's a good point you make. The 2005 Cubs season will go one of two ways if Sosa is still there...

1) ...the team comes together and build chemistry because all of them hate Sammy Sosa, this causes them to perform extremely well. Sosa feeds off of the attention (whether it's positive or negative Sammy just loves to hear his name), he has a great year. The Cubs will win 100 games, win the World Series, and break up after the season.

2) ...the team just does horrible from the start and ends up a 82 wins team with a $90 million+ salary, bigger disappointment than this year.
My money is on #2.

SoxFan76
11-09-2004, 03:57 PM
Good thing is we can keep the "Who has the better right fielder" competition. Borchard or Sosa? Only time will tell which RF owns Chicago....

Flight #24
11-09-2004, 03:57 PM
I think we'll know what will happen........

Flubs are stuck with him (they deserve it). The "fans" will boo Scammy without mercy from Day One causing him to get pissed. During a pissed off moment, Scammy will sneeze. Real hard. Disabled List until October.

Neat way out of a mess...........................
More realistically, once they realize they're stuck with him, he'll be contacted by Hendry and told to shut up so they can conduct damage control. There will immediately be reports from Morrissey & Rogers on how Sammy's "working out like a madman" to prove that he's still a stud. When he shows up late, it'll be because "he's trying to finish his program". We will then be treated to a stream of "Sammy's acting like one of the guys" columns and come opening day, when he runs out to RF with those kisses & taps, the bleacher chumps will shower him with love.

Meanwhile, Frank Thomas will actually be working out like a madman and come back strong, but the articles in ST will be all about "will he blow up with Ozzie this year" and "why can't he be more of a team guy like Sammy is now".

Foulke You
11-09-2004, 04:06 PM
Good thing is we can keep the "Who has the better right fielder" competition. Borchard or Sosa? Only time will tell which RF owns Chicago....
Actually, it would probably be "Everett or Sosa?" I'd take Everett any day.:cool:

DumpJerry
11-09-2004, 04:18 PM
More realistically, once they realize they're stuck with him, he'll be contacted by Hendry and told to shut up so they can conduct damage control. There will immediately be reports from Morrissey & Rogers on how Sammy's "working out like a madman" to prove that he's still a stud. When he shows up late, it'll be because "he's trying to finish his program". We will then be treated to a stream of "Sammy's acting like one of the guys" columns and come opening day, when he runs out to RF with those kisses & taps, the bleacher chumps will shower him with love.

Meanwhile, Frank Thomas will actually be working out like a madman and come back strong, but the articles in ST will be all about "will he blow up with Ozzie this year" and "why can't he be more of a team guy like Sammy is now".Flight, your scenario does have merit. I was thinking about how the Flubs used the DL in creative ways last year, especially with struggling pitchers. Remember the "injury" Matt Clement had late in the season? Why are there no stories about his off-season treatment? Could it be that Clement entered into a slump and the Flubs wanted to keep his free-agent price down so they can sign him to a new contract because the other teams think he is "injured" and do not want to risk signing him?

Just wondering......:whistle:

Uncle_Patrick
11-09-2004, 04:29 PM
More realistically, once they realize they're stuck with him, he'll be contacted by Hendry and told to shut up so they can conduct damage control. There will immediately be reports from Morrissey & Rogers on how Sammy's "working out like a madman" to prove that he's still a stud. When he shows up late, it'll be because "he's trying to finish his program". We will then be treated to a stream of "Sammy's acting like one of the guys" columns and come opening day, when he runs out to RF with those kisses & taps, the bleacher chumps will shower him with love.

Meanwhile, Frank Thomas will actually be working out like a madman and come back strong, but the articles in ST will be all about "will he blow up with Ozzie this year" and "why can't he be more of a team guy like Sammy is now".Wait, you mean the Chicago media might twist the truth? But they are unbiased in their reporting on the Sox and Cubs.

I forsee a Hangar response to this thread soon.

Unregistered
11-09-2004, 04:34 PM
Flight, your scenario does have merit. I was thinking about how the Flubs used the DL in creative ways last year, especially with struggling pitchers. Remember the "injury" Matt Clement had late in the season? Why are there no stories about his off-season treatment? Could it be that Clement entered into a slump and the Flubs wanted to keep his free-agent price down so they can sign him to a new contract because the other teams think he is "injured" and do not want to risk signing him?

Just wondering......:whistle: Hangar must've lent you his tin foil hat... :D:

CubsfansareDRUNK
11-09-2004, 05:09 PM
SAMMY SOSA...WILL FOREVER BE THE BURDEN OF THE CHICAGO CUBS:cool:

DumpJerry
11-10-2004, 12:56 AM
SAMMY SOSA...WILL FOREVER BE THE BURDEN OF THE CHICAGO CUBS:cool:From your lips to God's ear.

WhiteSoxFan84
11-10-2004, 01:54 AM
If Sosa and Alou leave the Cubs, who do we pick on? Carlos Zambrano? What if he continues to actually be real damn good?

CubsfansareDRUNK
11-10-2004, 08:46 AM
From your lips to God's ear.
guess my post should've been in "DEEP PINK"

duke of dorwood
11-10-2004, 09:06 AM
Sammy Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, told Peter Gammons that he has not been contacted about any trade. He also told Gammons that he does not expect Sosa to be dealt anywhere. Jim Hendry also came out and said that he doesn't see Sosa getting traded and also made a comment about Moises Alou coming back (who else would won Pee Pee Alou?).

Not many of you may know that if Sosa is traded, he is guranteed a $18 million option for 2006. No team in their right mind would take that without having at least half of it paid off by the Cubs, which they would not do. So look for good ole # 21 to be on the Northside for at least 1 more season.
I dont believe any of this posturing by all involved.