Sammy Sosa is open to a return to the Cubs, but the organization isn’t feeling it. The Chicago Cubs’ World Series run saw a number of franchise icons return to the limelight. Slugging outfielder Sammy Sosa has not returned to Wrigley Field after the two sides experienced a nasty divorce following the 2004 season.
Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette has a reputation -- for being hard to work with, sure, but also for finding value late in unexpected forms. Hence the Nelson Cruz signing from a few years ago; hence trading for Mark Trumbo last winter; hence unearthing Brad Brach; and so on. It makes sense, then, that Duquette has opted to take a few more hacks at excavating his latest gem before spring training gets underway. On Sunday, Duquette traded a minor-league reliever to the Los Angeles Dodgers for left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno. Duquette followed up that trade Monday by signing veteran outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor-league contract. Neither move is going to change the outlook of the
Yahoo Sports' Jay Busbee and Nick Bromberg look ahead to the upcoming race to the Monster Cup Series title, including how a new scoring system will affect strategy and the title chances of Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.