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    Sosa signs with Texas

    Sosa and the Rangers finalized a minor league contract Tuesday. If added to the major league roster, he would get a $500,000, one-year deal with the chance to earn $2.1 million more in performance bonuses.
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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    That could buy a lot of 'juice'...

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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Hey thats great!! I bet his old Ranger uniforms still fit him!!
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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    There are plenty of FA's still out there who could be a passable DH for the Rangers. I can't help but think this is cheap publicity for the Rangers and shame on them for doing it.

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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Low risk high reward.

    IMO outstanding move by the Rangers.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    $500,000?

    Isn't that the same figure he called "insulting" a year ago?
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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Again, as with McGwire, there is no proof that Sosa ever did anything wrong. He has never to anyone's public knowledge tested positive for anything. And he's been out of the game for a year. Assuming he's healthy, and patient, he could put up some pretty good numbers.

    It's going to be awfully hard to keep 600 HR's out of the HOF.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Low risk high reward.

    IMO outstanding move by the Rangers.
    I agree. Everything I've indicates he is motivated to make it back to the bigs. If he makes the team the ballpark in Arlington won't hurt him either.

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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Again, as with McGwire, there is no proof that Sosa ever did anything wrong.
    Well, he is a bat corker.

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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    $500,000?

    Isn't that the same figure he called "insulting" a year ago?

    A couple of weeks ago, their GM said something about Shammy coming in somewhat humbled.
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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    $500,000?

    Isn't that the same figure he called "insulting" a year ago?
    He probably didn't want to play in RFK because it's too much of a pitcher's park.

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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Again, as with McGwire, there is no proof that Sosa ever did anything wrong. He has never to anyone's public knowledge tested positive for anything. And he's been out of the game for a year. Assuming he's healthy, and patient, he could put up some pretty good numbers.

    It's going to be awfully hard to keep 600 HR's out of the HOF.
    I don't think it will be that hard. I know someone who hit 583 homers who couldn't even get 25% of the vote. Sosa had a pretty good season power-wise in '97. 36 homers and a 119 RBI's. .251/.300/.480 as well which is not that great. Then, he has the '98 season of 66/158/.308/.377/.647. Somehow, someway Sammy Sosa was able to hit more homers that year than anybody ever had before. More than the Babe, Williams, Mantle, Mays, Gehrig or Greenberg. Sosa's era is the era when one season Bret Boone had 141 RBI's at the age of 32 after having exactly ONE season of over 74 before. Remember Brady Anderson and the 51 homer season? I could go on. You know all the numbers. There's the proof right there that something wrong happened. The drug testing was and still is a joke. The numbers, more than the chiseled body of a once skinny outfielder, are the real proof.

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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    i don't care if sosa has or has not ever used steriods, i despise him regardless. i have never liked him. he seems to be all about himself and seems that inflating his numbers may be his only goal. i'm just glad he signed with texas and not someone in the nl central, so i don't have to hear as much about him...
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    Re: Sosa signs with Texas

    He won't make the major league roster.


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