Archive for July 21st, 2007


Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Slammin Into New York?

Mets Rumors & News

Slammin’ Into New York: According to Newsday, it appears that New York Mets GM Omar Minaya is highly interested in acquiring the same 16-year old he signed out of the Dominican Republic 22 years ago – Sammy Sosa.

Sosa has so far had an impressive return since a disappointing 2005 season with the Orioles in which he was plagued by injuries and displayed limited power. He sat out the 2006 season, returning to his native Dominican Republic, apparently to rest and recharge.

Now with the Texas Rangers, he is a leading candidate for Comeback Player of the Year. His batting average may be a bit low but he has been showing power, and what makes him very attractive to a lot of teams is his paltry $500,000 salary. The Rangers were criticized at the time that the contract was signed, but Sosa has proved to be valuable and not at all like the player he was just before leaving the Cubs.

“There was some skepticism about why he was coming …

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