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Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:31 pm

Really wish the Tigers would just cut him and bring in Bonds......
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Re: Sheffield comments

Postby kab21 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:41 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:Really wish the Tigers would just cut him and bring in Bonds......


I strangely remember having a heated debate with a co-worker about the extension that they signed him to. Looks like they better sell some more pizzas to pay for that.
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Re: Sheffield comments

Postby ataraxia » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:42 am

Sheffield being an idiot, i.e. forgetting the conditions established prior to his trade:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3530628

Sheffield said he wants to play every day and the nine-time All-Star feels he's in a platoon for the Detroit Tigers. He also said he doesn't think he should be solely a designated hitter.

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Leyland said he's "flabbergasted" by Sheffield's comments, which were published in a Boston Globe story and repeated Monday, because shoulder injuries have limited his playing time and accepting his role as a DH was a condition of being acquired.


Sheffield being an idiot, not knowing baseball terminology:

"Platoon is when you have a left-hand hitter and a right-hand hitter. One plays against right-hand pitching and one plays against left-hand pitching. That is a platoon."

Leyland said Sheffield played in 39 of 51 games before going on the disabled list in May and played in 36 of the last 43 games, entering Monday's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

"Anybody that has a brain knows that's not a platoon," Leyland said.

Sheffield stuck with his take on the situation after hearing Leyland's side of the story.

"I come in some days and I don't play and some days I play. That's platooning to me," Sheffield said. "You might think it's different. It's not a big deal, but that's the way I feel."
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Re: Sheffield comments

Postby Bwanna » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:47 am

All I know is that Gary's blood pressure level is usually directly proportional to his slugging percentage, and he might be decent pickup here in a week or so.
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Re: Sheffield comments

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:43 pm

He's such a tool.....He's getting almost full-time at bats, not doing anything with them, and then still has the nerve to complain about his role? Just send him packing.....PLEASE.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:12 pm

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Genie......grant me my second wish. Sign Barry Bonds.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3532016
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:19 pm

It's not like he got cut, he just got put on waivers like damn near everyone else this month... :-b
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:21 pm

Leyland is a horrible manager though.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby apz » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:32 pm

Wonder if the Mets will pick him up. I doubt it and hope not, but he seems like a guy they'd like. Often injured, expensive and old. :-b
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:42 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:It's not like he got cut, he just got put on waivers like damn near everyone else this month... :-b


It's the first step though. I won't complain about it.
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