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Sammy So-Gone!

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Excerpt from: SammyStock 2004! Day Three
December 18, 2004

... The Orioles

The Orioles are looking for more offense, and Sammy Sosa could be the one to start taking shots at the B&O warehouse in Baltimore. The dimensions down the line are 333 to left, and 318 to right. The power alleys are 364 in left center, and 373 to right center. So yes, small Sammy would probably have plenty of success playing in Camden Yards.

In a trade for Sammy, the Orioles would probably look to unload Sidney Ponson. From what I can ascertain, it looks like Ponson has two years and $19.5 million left on his contract. Provided Sammy nixes the 2006 option on his contract, this might be a straight up deal. However, the Cubs are likely to look for a little something more, and so I might suggest Larry Bigbie. Not only is his hometown, Hobart, Indiana, 25 minutes from my permahome, and an hour from Wrigley, Bigbie is a developing left fielder (15 homers) with a .280 Avg (.340 OBP) and lots of strikeouts (113 in 478 at-bats, 4.23 AB/K). In many ways, I think Bigbie could be the second coming of the 'Dandy Little Glove Man' Mickey Morandini himself!

Miss Fantastick alerted me via email that Sammy Sosa has (almost) been traded... to the Orioles.

The details are still leaking out, but it includes Jerry Hairston Jr. and a few minor leaguers. I am going to hold off on any analysis until after I find out who is actually involved, how much money is changing hands, and whether this trade actually comes off.

The ESPN story.

Posted by Byron at January 29, 2005 12:32 AM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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