Tuesday, March 15

Odalis bid rejected, Sammy will operate Estrellas

Odalis Perez bid to buy Estrellas Orientales, the team from San Pedro de Macoris was rejected by the Dominican League, Odalis was offering US$ 1.0 million to buy the team. Instead the LIDOM (Liga dominicana de beisbol) decided to give the operation of the team to a group of businessman led by Domingo Dauhare, who is the Financial advisor for Sammy Sosa, so Sammy's money will be running the team next year.

Estrellas have a bunch of talent in their roster including Dodgers prospects Joel Guzman, Willi Aybay, Odalis Perez and Agustin Montero.

Regarding Sosa, he was critized for not being able to make more contribution to his home team, but now with Sosa's money and the apparent new sponsor for the team, the biggest beer company in the world will make things very interesting since Estrellas has not won a championship since late 60's.