Cubs left with little in outfield

Originally Published: January 29, 2005
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
Sammy Sosa's overpaid, there's little question about that. And of course, at 36 he's old for a player in a ball-centric sport. But being old and overpaid doesn't necessarily mean he can't still do some things. And it doesn't mean he can't make a lot of Orioles fans happy, and a lot of Cubs fans angry.

True, in each of the last three seasons, Sosa's stats have been worse than the year before:
Sammy Sosa
Sammy Sosa, 36, is coming off a season in which he batted just .253.

     Games  HR   Avg   OBP  Slug
2001  160   64  .328  .437  .737
2002  150   49  .288  .399  .594
2003  137   40  .279  .358  .553
2004  126   35  .253  .332  .517

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