There is simply no way that Sammy Sosa is worth the trouble. Sure, he hits a lot of home runs, we can count on him for that. He lead our team in offensive statistics, hits, homeruns, rbi’s, was second in stolen bases. He’s a good offensive player.
He also drops a whole hell of a lot of routine pop flies, complains about playing for Chicago, complains that he can’t play well in April and May because it’s “too cold” here and then complains when we hesitate to pay him $18 million a year.
Guess what Sammy? You’re not worth it. At all. For $18 million a year, you’d better be good at everything you do on the field, and you’re not.
And it’s Sammy Sosa’s contract demands that kept the Cubs (I feel) from re-signing Mark Grace. They didn’t have the money to keep a veteran first baseman who wanted nothing more than to play for Chicago his whole life…because Sammy needs more money or else he’ll start whining that he never wanted to stay here in the first place.
What do you Cubs (or baseball fans) think? The Great Debate is this, weeks before opening day:
Sammy Sosa…stay or go?