Sosa: Deal Or No Deal?
Written by Fred Mitchell   
Monday, 29 December 2008

Word out of the Dominican Republic is that Sammy Sosa is considering returning to the big leagues.

The only thing holding back the 40-year-old slugger is a reasonable contract offer.

"I still don't have an offer, and I shouldn't be looking for offers out there," Sosa told the Dominican newspaper Listin Diario.

Sosa, the National League MVP in 1998 and the only hitter to surpass 60 or more homers in a season on three occasions, said: "Any team who wants to sign me should have the initiative and make an offer."

Sosa earlier said that he planned to retire from baseball after participating in the next World Baseball Classic in March. But he insists he is in good enough shape to continue playing in the big leagues.

"Those who saw me training know that I'm hitting the ball with the usual authority. I just hope to get the chance to prove that I'm still a threat," said Sosa during a charity event sponsored by his foundation.

A free agent who had 21 home runs and 92 RBIs in 114 games in 2007 with the Texas Rangers, Sosa became the fifth player in history to hit 600 home runs with 609.!Technorati!Newsvine!Blogmarks!Yahoo!