This rumor has been overflowing in my in box so I decided to address it. Now, realistically could Sammy Sosa become a Chicago Cub once again before the trade deadline? My answer is Yes!
Texas is on the verge of a huge firesale. Shopping all there bloated contracts, veteran players, and pending free agents. Along with players like Gagne, Wilkerson, Gagne, Byrd,Catalanotto, etc, Sosa could find a new home. Sosa would provide a good veteran with good power, OK defense, and a valuable bat off the bench or in a platoon situation. Now how does this fit with the cubs? The Cubs are currently overloaded with outfielders but if you can subtract one ( Jones) and get Sosa, I say you do it. Sosa would provide a good bat off the bench and could relieve time for Floyd in RF.
The few problems with this is it seems Selig is saying no more debt to the cubs. That means no more bloated contracts or deals where there is debt involved. Now Sosa is only making 3 million( that's if he does all his performance bonuses). So you would have to do somewhat of even trade for that amount of dump salary on another team. The Rangers are looking to dump players and salary so that could be a problem.
The other problem is the overloaded outfield situation. If you could unload a Jones or trade him to the Rangers you wouldn't have the problem with Jones anymore and you would get a solid righty and HOFer off the bench.
Personally I would like to see Sammy back in a cubs uniform. But alot of things have to happen to make this happen.