Yesterday’s Ken Rosenthal article does a great job breaking down the market for sluggers this summer. As usual there are some big names for the taking, and as usual many of them come with hefty salaries or other flaws like injury history or Scott Boras.
A couple of AL West teams, the A’s and Angels, have been particularly powerless this year (both slugging less than .395). The Twins and White Sox could use some pop too. Over on the NL side, the Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres, and D’Backs could look to add a power bat. One of the three NL West teams mentioned could pull away with a major addition.
The most intriguing name in Rosenthal’s article is Sammy Sosa. He is having a respectable resurgence so far at .268/.331/.512. While it would be fun to see him back in the NL, his right field defense could prohibit it. But come on – how funny would it be to see Sosa don Cardinal red? Another interesting subplot thrown out by Rosenthal would be Ken Griffey Jr. back to Seattle, something that seems to come up every year if Junior is healthy.