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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby jlm53089 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:45 pm

They will not sign Bonds... Gary is like Bonds Jr.
But Gary needs a scenery change, and then maybe he could do something but unlikely...
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby NZ Eff » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:46 pm

Yoda wrote:Leyland is a horrible manager though.


horrible is a very poor word choice
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:51 pm

Yoda wrote:Leyland is a horrible manager though.


I agree somewhat, especially this season. IMO, his biggest mistake has been taking away Thames' PT and giving it to Joyce, Sheffield, or whoever else he can possibly put in LF three times a week. They could at least have plugged him into the DH spot when Joyce was in LF, or vice versa. Thames was just past the peak of his run when he started to lose time (still productive though) and I think it messes up his confidence....especially when it's happened for the better part of the last three years.

His handling of the pitching staff has undoubtedly been questionable too. Doesn't help that not one pitcher on the team can stay consistent for more than two or three appearances though.

The only thing, however, is all the ego in the clubhouse. It's gotta be hard to control a team when your "leader" (Pudge) asks for a trade in the middle of the season, less than a year after they handed him a $13 million gift. Then you have Sheffield, who continues to get almost full time at the plate, has done nothing with it, and whines about his role. Attitudes like that can really ruin a clubhouse, especially when it's coming from veteran players who are supposed to lead by example.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:05 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
Yoda wrote:Leyland is a horrible manager though.


I agree somewhat, especially this season. IMO, his biggest mistake has been taking away Thames' PT and giving it to Joyce, Sheffield, or whoever else he can possibly put in LF three times a week. They could at least have plugged him into the DH spot when Joyce was in LF, or vice versa. Thames was just past the peak of his run when he started to lose time (still productive though) and I think it messes up his confidence....especially when it's happened for the better part of the last three years.

His handling of the pitching staff has undoubtedly been questionable too. Doesn't help that not one pitcher on the team can stay consistent for more than two or three appearances though.

The only thing, however, is all the ego in the clubhouse. It's gotta be hard to control a team when your "leader" (Pudge) asks for a trade in the middle of the season, less than a year after they handed him a $13 million gift. Then you have Sheffield, who continues to get almost full time at the plate, has done nothing with it, and whines about his role. Attitudes like that can really ruin a clubhouse, especially when it's coming from veteran players who are supposed to lead by example.


His management of pitchers and constant juggling of the lineup has cost him some games recently. Now Verlander looks like he might not contribute much for the rest of the year after Leyland decided that he should be left out there for 130 pitches.

I agree that they have a bunch of prima donna's, made worse with the addition of MCab. But it is the manager's job to get control of the clubhouse and make good in-game decisions which he clearly has not this year.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby Amazinz » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:10 pm

Sheffield refuses to play for the Mets because of (perceived) mistreatment of Doc. Can't see the Mets trying to claim him. A lot of players do go on waivers in August but in this situation it's not far fetched to think Detroit would unload him if there's a taker.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:24 pm

he's waived, but starting today's game as DH?
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:31 pm

I wonder if TB is considering on claiming him with Crawford and Longoria on the DL. I doubt it though as Sheff makes way too much money.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby mweir145 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:47 pm

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

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

What do the Tigers need Barry Bonds for? They are 2 games under .500, and 8 games back of a playoff spot.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:50 pm

Amazinz wrote:Sheffield refuses to play for the Mets because of (perceived) mistreatment of Doc. Can't see the Mets trying to claim him. A lot of players do go on waivers in August but in this situation it's not far fetched to think Detroit would unload him if there's a taker.


wow. talk about holding a grudge.

i wouldnt mind the phillies picking him up and playing him in RF. if hes mad, he plays well.
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Re: Sheffield waived

Postby kab21 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:09 pm

Sheffield has not been waived, he's been put on waivers like almost everyone does in August. And no team will claim Sheffield IMO due to the 14M that he receives next season.

This is a non-news item until they DFA him. Which I don't think they will do.
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