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Yankees Trade Sheffield  
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21103 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASAp...0&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy

Gary Sheffield goes to the Tigers (who would have thought?) in return for three pitching prospects. It's not clear who's paying how much of his contract, though the Yankees did just pick up their $13 million option on him.

I did enjoy having Sheffield on the Yankees, but there were too many outfielders (and there still are with Damon, Matsui, Abreu and Cabrera), and the move had to be made.

-Mir


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

Probably for the best. Sheffield will be more injury-prone as he ages, and traces of the "Old Sheff" were manifesting themselves in his attitude-laced media tirades.

On the Tigers, he can have a major impact and possibly help the team contend again.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
Probably for the best.

So you go to Boston for the weekend, and you're posting on A.net? tongue 


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Taking a nap in my hotel, asswipe, so I'll be fit to drink you under the table later here in 'Beantown.'


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Personally, I think this is a terrible move for the Tigers, why bring Sheffield's negative influence into the clubhouse and then give a 38 yr old outfielder an extra two years on his contract. I suppose that he will end up being the DH, can't see him replacing one the Tiger's outfielders.

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

Quoting Mir (Thread starter):

Gary Sheffield goes to the Tigers (who would have thought?) in return for three pitching prospects. It's not clear who's paying how much of his contract, though the Yankees did just pick up their $13 million option on him.

The Tigers gave him a new contract.

In other news, 2 decades of killer bees

http://houston.astros.mlb.com/NASApp...3&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou

if only we had the other one  Sad



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Now resigning Biaggo for the Astros was a very good move. Will be the first Astro to acheive 3,000 hits, I think so but an Astro fan can confirm.

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 6):
Now resigning Biaggo for the Astros was a very good move. Will be the first Astro to acheive 3,000 hits, I think so but an Astro fan can confirm.

First off, no a, it's Biggio. Second, yes, he will be the first ever 3000 hit Astro. Bagwell's 449 HR is also a Franchise record.



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2566 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

This might actually work for the Tigers. They gave up three young pitchers, but not a proven starter in someone like Bonderman. Sheffield loved playing for Leyland in Florida. He will DH in Detroit. A proven bat in the middle of the line-up could very much help the Tigers win another pennant in 2007.


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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5965 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 996 times:
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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 976 times:

Quoting Mir (Thread starter):
I did enjoy having Sheffield on the Yankees, but there were too many outfielders (and there still are with Damon, Matsui, Abreu and Cabrera), and the move had to be made.

Cabrera did well last season, however as he still develops, he is best off as a 4th outfielder right now.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Personally, I think this is a terrible move for the Tigers, why bring Sheffield's negative influence into the clubhouse and then give a 38 yr old outfielder an extra two years on his contract. I suppose that he will end up being the DH, can't see him replacing one the Tiger's outfielders.

Sheff if he typical Jekyll and Hyde player. He can be happy or angry based on which way the wind is blowing. In Detroit, he gets yet another fresh start and that always seems to cheer him up. Detroit isn't going to give up 3 pitching propects for a 1 year player, so they will give him a new contract. Another reason for Sheff to be happy. I expect a big season out of the slugger next year, and this is a good move by Detroit in my opinion.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21103 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 10):
Cabrera did well last season, however as he still develops, he is best off as a 4th outfielder right now.

I agree that he's still developing, but I do think that he needs to develop, not just be a bench player. I hope he gets the playing time he needs, but with everyone else out there I'm not sure how it'll happen.

-Mir



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 11):
I agree that he's still developing, but I do think that he needs to develop, not just be a bench player. I hope he gets the playing time he needs, but with everyone else out there I'm not sure how it'll happen.

I agree that he has a lot of potential, however with their current roster, I wouldn't take him over any of hte other 3. He gives the Yankees though, a great option as a DH if needed, pinch hitter and backup outfielder to give the big 3 days off. Plus Damon is usually good for a stint or two on teh DL so he will get some time...I think.


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