RANGERS REHAB 2 OF MLB’S BEST
It can be said that at one time both Sammy Sosa and Eric Gagne were the best players at their positions in MLB. And while the Rangers may be one of the season’s early disappointments at 18-28, it certainly isn’t because of Sosa or Gagne.
Sosa went full circle before taking last year off, looking like he was swinging a log instead of a bat when he played for the Orioles. No longer able to turn and crush fastballs, it looked like Sammy was done. And there was of course the requisite mention of needing some juice to help him hit.
But after going full circle, Sosa has skipped back to the middle. He’s back to the guy that didn’t hit for a high average or get on base a lot, but crushed plenty of extra base hits. Sosa is hitting .268/.329/.529 with 10 doubles and 10 homers. Tuesday night he homered off Johan Santana.
Eric Gagne is dealing. He’s allowed only 3 hits in 9 games and has yet to allow a run.
It’s nice to see 2 of the more exciting players of this era comeback and perform well. I don’t know if Sosa ever gets to put down all his baggage, but they are both doing well for a club that should be doing so much better.
[tags]Sammy Sosa, Eric Gagne, Texas Rangers, MLB[/tags]