Trade is the wrong word for what the Chicago Cubs did with Sosa. Try dump. They got a nobody, and some nobody prospects in return for Sosa. I can’t believe I missed all of this while I was offline this past weekend. I’m glad Sosa is gone. I think he hurt the “team chemistry”. Yup, I’m a believer in that stuff. I think he really hurt the team with his attitude and the negative press he was bringing to the club.
My real concern is what the Cubs plan on doing for runs this year. With the departure of Alou and now Sosa they’re short about 80 HRs and 180 RBIs. Those are serious numbers. Yes, if Wood and Prior are healthy they might not need to out slug other teams this year, but Sosa and Alou were the major run producers.
Oh well, they are the lovable losers….. 🙂