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Will Sammy reach 600 homeruns this year?

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I know it seems like nothing (12 homeruns) specially in such a hitter friendly park, but will he be able to reach the 600 milestone?

im not quite sure honestly.
 

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Anyone find any odds on this? Sosa is a lock to get to 600 this season...
 

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Why? He hasn't played in 17 months. He isn't taking steroids anymore. The last season he played in he hit .221 with 14 home runs. They have Brad Wilkerson, Kenny Lofton, Frank Catalanotto, Marlon Byrd, Nelson Cruz, Freddy Guzman, and Jason Botts for 3 OF spots, a backup spot, and a DH spot. If Sosa makes that team then the Rangers are officially the dumbest team in the majors.
 

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Actually it's probably Wilkerson who won't make the team
 

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Actually it's probably Wilkerson who won't make the team
Even if he didn't that doesn't mean that Sosa would.

He'd have to beat out someone else too. And they'd be better off giving the young guys a shot.

And if they go with Sosa over Wilkerson they're still stupid.
 

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Why? He hasn't played in 17 months. He isn't taking steroids anymore. The last season he played in he hit .221 with 14 home runs. They have Brad Wilkerson, Kenny Lofton, Frank Catalanotto, Marlon Byrd, Nelson Cruz, Freddy Guzman, and Jason Botts for 3 OF spots, a backup spot, and a DH spot. If Sosa makes that team then the Rangers are officially the dumbest team in the majors.

Lets wait until the roster is set before we start pounding the table. Sosa has an incredible talent, lets see how much he has left.
 

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Lets wait until the roster is set before we start pounding the table. Sosa has an incredible talent, lets see how much he has left.
Agreed. Even if he doesn't make it as a Ranger, SOMEONE will pick this guy up. 12 HR should be a lock even without the juice.
 

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He isn't worth the headache. Even a "good guy" like Palmeiro is out of baseball because it simply isn't worth the media ruckus.
 

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He isn't worth the headache. Even a "good guy" like Palmeiro is out of baseball because it simply isn't worth the media ruckus.

its a little different case because Palmeiro was suspended for steroids after testifying in an intense manner that he never had used steroids. Sosa has never been suspended for steroids.
 

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He isn't worth the headache. Even a "good guy" like Palmeiro is out of baseball because it simply isn't worth the media ruckus.
What headache? we haven't heard from Sammy in over a year. If he hits his way into a starting role, so be it.
 

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I hope he makes the team, and I hope he starts. I hoped for the best for Giambi when he came back from his horrible post-roids season, and it happened. Now (even though it not has been nor ever will be proven that he juiced) I'll do the same for Sosa. I hope he comes out and hits 50 home runs and drives in 130 for Texas, and makes everyone in the league eat crow.
 

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He isn't worth the headache. Even a "good guy" like Palmeiro is out of baseball because it simply isn't worth the media ruckus.
Palmeiro is not a good guy, hes a scumbag that lied under oath
 

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Hence the quotation marks. He always "appeared" to be a good guy.
 

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So far in spring
.417 AVG with 2 HR and 4 RBIs
That's one way to make friends and influence people. Hard to cut a guy hitting in the .400's from your roster!

BTW - I find it necessary to remind some of the people in this forum that Sammy Sosa was the 1999 Humanitarian of the Year and easily among the most likeable athletes in MLB for quite some time. With that in mind, please try to keep the Sosa-Palmeiro character comparisons to a minimum.

Thanks! :thumbup
 

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on a related note, the 2nd HR from Sammy was a 425 feet shot, from Livan Hernandez
 

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