Tom Reich, one of Sammy Sosa's many agents, told the Chicago Tribune, "I think (Sammy Sosa) will be traded."
I'm not sure what Reich is smoking, but I think he needs to pass it around. There is absolutely zero interest in Sosa - even by his own team and fans. Sosa is a lame duck with nowhere to go. Reich talks about how great Sosa is and how he will be a valuable contributor to any team in 2005 and beyond, but I don't think Reich is talking about the same Sosa everyone else is talking about. The Sammy Sosa in Chicago is great hitter - when he's taking his time to pick his pitch and not simply swinging for the fences, or not afraid to step into the batter's box - but a fair to lousy fielder who routinely miss-plays balls hit his way.
I think Sosa has worn out his time here in Chicago. Unfortunately there is nowhere for him to go. So unless a GM at another team suffers some form of head injury and wakes up wanting the aging Sosa and his $17 million salary, I think Chicago will be saddled with him for the time being.