Free agent, Sammy Sosa rejected the Washington Nationals' club's one-year, $500,000 offer. Sosa wanted at least $1 million to sign with the team, however, Nats GM Jim Bowden was not willing to increase the offer. "We respect Sammy and what he has accomplished in the game," Bowden said. "We wish him well and hope that he is able to come back and perform like he did a couple of years ago. As long as he is not in our division, we'll be rooting for him to win Comeback Player of the Year."