So long Sosa


Attitude aside, it was hard to see Sammy Sosa go this off-season. It was made especially harder when he was replaced by Jeromy Burnitz, a player I've never much cared for.

However, check out this year's stats.

Burnitz (32 games played): .295 AVE, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 19 R, 2 SB, .872 OPS
Sosa (27 games played): .269 AVE, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 1 SB, .778 OPS

Additionally, Sammy just went on the DL with an abscess and foot infection.

Granted, Burnitz is no long-term solution (he's only a year younger than Sosa), but he's a much cheaper player and I think he will probably continue to put better up numbers than Sammy.

I have to reluctantly hand this one to Jim Hendry, though I do hope we upgrade soon.

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