"I feel victorious, and I think I proved that I have what it takes to stay in the major leagues," he said at a news conference. The 38-year-old outfielder said he expects several offers next week when teams begin negotiations with free agents.Show me the team that makes Sosa -- a 39 year-old DH with a barely league-average bat -- a $7M offer, and I'll show you a team that hasn't a bleedin' clue as to what it's doing.
But, hey, he's Sammy! Surely someone will want that sunny disposition and infectious enthusiasm for the game hanging around the clubhouse, right?
"It was devastating when manager Ron Washington called me into his office and told me they were going to cut back my playing time," he said. "My reaction was to go home and quit."Um, OK, maybe not.