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Chicken Dinner
07-27-2007, 12:36 PM
I can't believe they think he's actually worth something. :?:

http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/118551043316250.xml&coll=1

SBSoxFan
07-27-2007, 01:07 PM
It's possible Texas could "tie" Sosa to a deal for one of their more desirable players -- i.e., you can have Gagne if you take Sosa off their hands

Isn't this similar to what the Marlins did with Beckett and Lowell? Not that it would work out as well for Sosa.

WSox597
07-27-2007, 01:32 PM
I like how he put that, "baggage". :D:

More like "corkage". Or "roidage".

How do you say asterisk in Spanish? Because that's what should be on any record he has.

* These home runs are tainted, since this person is suspected of abusing drugs to obtain his previously unknown power. (See Bonds, B. and McGuire, M. for comparison)

Or something like that.

tm1119
07-27-2007, 01:35 PM
Sosa is only making 500K this year. There is no reason a playoff team wouldnt want him as a 5th OF/ pinch hitter. He does have 15HR's and 70RBI's. Thats not too shabby for a guy that could probably be had for almost any kind of prospect.

Mickster
07-27-2007, 02:03 PM
With Sosa's minimal salary, why are the Rangers trying so hard to unload him or release him? Unless major incentives have kicked into his contract, he's only due like 200K for the remainder of the year. Makes no sense.

Chicken Dinner
07-27-2007, 02:07 PM
With Sosa's minimal salary, why are the Rangers trying so hard to unload him or release him? Unless major incentives have kicked into his contract, he's only due like 200K for the remainder of the year. Makes no sense.

They want their prospects to get AB's.

getonbckthr
07-27-2007, 02:15 PM
I know a team that should welcome him back for the playoff run.

FedEx227
07-27-2007, 04:18 PM
I know a team that should welcome him back for the playoff run.

Man I'd love to see him get some clutch strikeouts on the North side.

soxinem1
07-27-2007, 05:55 PM
I know a team that should welcome him back for the playoff run.

The White Sox????

MarySwiss
07-27-2007, 07:24 PM
I know a team that should welcome him back for the playoff run.

Well, MrMarySwiss is always talking--jokingly, I think--about the Cubs getting SAMMY! back, so I think it would be pretty funny if they did!

getonbckthr
07-27-2007, 07:27 PM
Yes I know he is hot right now but isn't he better than Jaquestrap? Isn't he healthier than Brittle-Boned Floyd? And he doesn't have redhair like Murton.:D: Overall complete upgrade and for what 200,000?

FarWestChicago
07-27-2007, 11:22 PM
Yes I know he is hot right now but isn't he better than Jaquestrap? Isn't he healthier than Brittle-Boned Floyd? And he doesn't have redhair like Murton.:D: Overall complete upgrade and for what 200,000?It's no surprise you want Sham-ME on the Sox. He's your kind of player. You love every criminal who has ever avoided conviction. OJ is your boy. Just tell us about your All Character team. We would love to hear it.

Red Barchetta
07-27-2007, 11:35 PM
I still can't understand why MLB and the Rangers wanted this clown back in the league. He was gone and almost forgotten. Now he got his juice altered 600th HR for the "record" books.

I know they already calculated Bonds as having between 90-110 juice induced HRs based on career, season averages and the gray period in which he far exceeded those averages and was only "hanging around people who juice or sell juice." I wonder how many could be calculated for Sammy?

Tragg
07-27-2007, 11:41 PM
Man I'd love to see him get some clutch strikeouts on the North side.
Does he have the all time strikeout record? Or maybe the record for most strikeouts in a season..something like that?

pierzynski07
07-27-2007, 11:52 PM
Does he have the all time strikeout record? Or maybe the record for most strikeouts in a season..something like that?
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/hitting/histrk1.shtml

Looks like from the beginning of the year, but he's 2nd all time in his career, and 26th worst in a season (Dunn with the top two at 194 and 195).

And I never noticed this, but Thome is 6th all time.

And Reggie Jackson actually has more strikeouts than hits. Amazing.

WLL1855
07-28-2007, 01:34 AM
They want their prospects to get AB's.

Nothing says you can't DFA his ass. He's just a player on the roster.

soxfanreggie
07-28-2007, 08:04 PM
Darn, didn't know there were some seasons Thome averaged more than 1 K per game. Heck, he's over 1K per game his entire career. Unfortunately that's a worse pace than Sosa, although Sosa got a lot worse after he "magically" grew.

HawkDJ
07-28-2007, 08:35 PM
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/hitting/histrk1.shtml
And Reggie Jackson actually has more strikeouts than hits. Amazing.

Look at Reggie's 1983 season. 77 hits, 140 strikeouts. Yikes.

soxinem1
07-30-2007, 12:03 PM
Look at Reggie's 1983 season. 77 hits, 140 strikeouts. Yikes.

He also hit below .200 that year too.

They blamed it on his eyes. He got a new prescription and hit .223 the next year.