Monday, February 13, 2006

Understatement of the baseball offseason

It involves Sammy Sosa, who hit .221 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI in 102 games last year for the O's. Sosa, who has only received a single one-year, $500K offer from the Nationals for next year, is now considering retirement. The goliath under-statement is:

Baltimore declined a $18 million option for Sosa in 2006.

[For a frame of reference, Albert Pujols made $11 million in 2005.]