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Baker gets peace and quiet

Could Sammy Sosa have stayed in Chicago? Possible. But it was a far better solution for the Cubs to dump him.

Originally Published: January 29, 2005
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Having mastered the art of addition-by-subtraction in the broadcast booth, the Cubs are finally getting around to putting it to use on the field.

Sammy Sosa is on his way to the Baltimore Orioles, barring problems with his physical. And in the harsh light of morning, after an evening to ponder the first reports of a trade that will send a future Hall of Famer to Camden Yards for Jerry Hairston Jr. and minor leaguers Mike Fontenot and Dave Crouthers, this deal looks exactly ...

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