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December 26, 2008

Daniels says Rangers not interested in Sosa

I just got an e-mail back from Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels. I asked him if the Rangers would have any interest in Sammy Sosa, who didn't play this year after having a productive season for the Rangers in 2007, but wants to play again. Don't expect to see Sosa back in Arlington in 2009 was basically Daniels' response. "I don't think we'll pursue Sammy," Daniels wrote. "He did a great job for us in 2007, but I'm not sure it's a fit for us this year."

Daniels also addressed another topic. While some owners and general managers are upset with the Yankees shelling out big bucks for CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira, Daniels isn't one of them. The spending he's more concerned about is with Anaheim, which has money after losing both Teixeira and Francisco Rodriguez (New York Mets). "We'll watch closely to see how Anaheim reallocates its resources - that's more of a concern to us than the Yankees at this point. The Angels have a track record of developing good players and combine that with a sizeable payroll - that's what we'll focus on, not New York."

- Anthony Andro

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