Slow news day: let’s talk about Sammy

Only in the weeks leading up to pitchers and catchers can a player who has seen a steady decline in OBP and SLG over the past four years he’s played garner so much attention.

Yes, I understand that Sosa’s deal is of the low-risk minor league type. You know what, though? I stopped when I saw a yellow light the other day instead of speeding straight through it. It was a low-risk move. Why don’t you write an article about me?

It may not be the most accurate analogy, but it makes my point. We make low-risk, high-reward moves everyday, but few are met with the hype of Sammy. This is not 1998. Sammy has proven he was in a severe decline, and that was before he took a year off. The odds are greatly against this working out for the Rangers.

Don’t worry, though. Ron Washington plans to bat him fifth.

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3 Responses to “Slow news day: let’s talk about Sammy”


  1. 1 Ando February 1, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    As an Angels fan, I was thrilled to hear about the signing. Best case scenario: Sosa shows up to camp in top form, has a monster spring, leading the Rangers to put him in the lineup everyday, only to have him suck it up, but not bad enough to remove him from the lineup. Only enough where Washington and gang will hold out hope that he might turn it around at any time, a la’ Bobby Crosby on my fantasy team last year. I hate Bobby Crosby!

  2. 2 Del Brennan February 2, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Ando,

    I, too, hate Bobby Crosby.


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