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Will The Yankees Re-Sign Sheffield Next Year???

Postby ceLpH » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:04 pm

Anyone think they'll resign him or let him walk??

need to know for my keeper league so I can try to sell him now
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:13 pm

I think that depends on if he comes back in September like he plans and how well he does.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:14 pm

No way of knowing that at this point. I believe it's a club option to be technical so they don't have to negotiate the contract...just pick up the option.
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Postby psflipper » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:01 pm

They told him in spring training that they were going to pick up the option, or at least Sheffield said that they told him that, but after this injury I wouldn't be surprised to see Sheff somewhere else next season.
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Postby Geek » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:05 pm

Let him go.

For once, they should pass on a past-his-prime high-priced mercenary.

Why they signed him instead of Vlad is one of the great mysteries.
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Postby johnsamo » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:19 pm

I doubt it.... I think they've sort of soured on pouring a lot of money into older vets that are more prone to injury and eventual age decline. For every good one they get, they get a Kevin Brown or an inconsistant RJ. I think they're going to go back to their mid 90s strategy of spreading their salary around to get more depth and younger guys.

Plus, next year, an outfield of Hideki, Damon and Melky Cabrera doesn't look too bad. I suspect the strategy will be to strengthen the pitching staff and for position players, look more at signing 2 or 3 pretty good vets who can spot start at a lot of positions rather than one stud hitter.

Pitching though is their weak point. If they do nothing this off season, they've still got the bats to score plenty of runs, it's pitching where they have problems and Mariano isn't getting any younger.

They also have to start thinking about an eventual Posada replacement, but because Posada probably has a few more good years in him, they have time maybe to develop one in the minors.

But anyway, I get the sense that Cano and Cabrera have taught them that filling some of your holes from your own farm system is a lot cheaper than just writing checks all the time, especially when you've got so much salary going to A-Rod, Jeter, Giambi and RJ. I don't think they'll ever quit the free agent market, but I think you'll see them go more for a couple of solid vets over a humongous salary star.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:34 pm

They simply don't need Sheff's bat in the lineup when they have everyone else in the lineup. There are several guys like Mulder and Zito and Schmidt the Yanks will spend those dollars on.
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Postby OgreBallz » Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:51 pm

I have to agree with the above people...I think they have learned a valuable lesson from him, Johnson, and other "old-timers" that are burning their salary...I would like to see them grab another player in the off-season (Andruw Jones is available...LOL)
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Postby OgreBallz » Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:52 pm

I have to agree with the above people...I think they have learned a valuable lesson from him, Johnson, and other "old-timers" that are burning their salary...I would like to see them grab another player in the off-season (Andruw Jones is available...LOL)
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Postby idano » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:11 pm

as a yankees fan, i'd like to see the team get younger.
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