There is a new posting on the Cubs website for their mailbag. This is one of the questions:
Other than the fact that Sammy Sosa and Cubs general manager Jim Hendry don’t get along, wouldn’t picking up Sammy have been better than Floyd? I mean, Sosa has said he feels like he’s in better shape than ever before, making me think he would be better to play right or left. What would you say?
— Jeremy C., Chicago
The Cubs wanted help in the form of a left-handed hitter. Sosa is a right-handed hitter.
Good answer. Sammy’s signed a minor league deal with the organization he started out with, the Texas Rangers and lastly, unlike Floyd, Sammy has sat out the last year or so. His timing needless to say, would be ever so slightly off.
Good-bye Sammy, I’m sure your Prima Donna-ness will be appreciate in the Longhorn State.
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