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Postby The Kavorka » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 am

Tigers released OF/DH Gary Sheffield.
The club will eat all of the $14 million they owe him for 2009. Sheffield, 40, hit .225 with 19 home runs and 57 RBI in 114 games last season. He missed time with a shoulder and oblique issue, but was thought to be fully healthy this spring. Sheff is just one homer shy of 500. Mar. 31 - 9:37 am et...rotoworld
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 am

about time
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby The Kavorka » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:16 am

Didn't do him any favors releasing him 5 days before the start of the season.

Where does the angry bat go?

OAK? TB? TOR?
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby DaShiz23 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:19 am

Not too surprised. Bat speed has been slowing down drastically. Though, he may have one more season of decent value left. Will be interesting to see where he winds up.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby San D » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:19 am

I still think he has something left in the tank for an AL team that appreciates good drama. He will cost nothing and is supposedly healthy. Even though his average stinks this spring, his OBP is good, he has more walks than K's, and he has a few jacks.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:20 am

Thames to LF?
Guillen to 1B?
M-Cab to DH?
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Fade2White12 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:23 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Thames to LF?
Guillen to 1B?
M-Cab to DH?


More like Thames to DH, and that's it.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:26 am

Fade2White12 wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Thames to LF?
Guillen to 1B?
M-Cab to DH?


More like Thames to DH, and that's it.

Is Thames that bad of a fielder?
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby mweir145 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:27 am

If the Jays deem signing Barry Bonds to be "selling their souls," I highly doubt a declining Gary Sheffield would wind up in Toronto in a "rebuilding" year.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Yanks_Baby » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:33 am

I think he'd suit the Orioles nicely, but that's probably just me. It's a young team and they could afford a year of veteran guidance with a solid HR bat to bat DH for them, but they're probably going to avoid someone with Sheff's attitude around the Young'ens. The Jays are probably the best fit though. I mean, they were using a catcher as their DH for part of last year.
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