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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby The Kavorka » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:37 am

Yanks_Baby wrote:It's a young team and they could afford a year of veteran guidance


Sheff doesn't strike me as the fatherly figure type.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Fade2White12 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:47 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
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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?


In a word, yes.

But I think it's more to do with not having to move three players from positions they've been working on during the offseason and ST. It's much simpler to simply put Thames at DH in a semi-platoon with Guillen and Ordonez for when they're being spelled by their youngsters in the OF (Anderson, Clevlen, Raburn).
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby J35J » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:53 am

This could very well modivate him to put up a decent year on another team....ala Manny Ramirez. I'll take a late round flyer on him in deeper leagues depending on where he ends up.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:57 am

Ouch. Sheff is sitting at 499 career HR.

I think that this makes Thames ownable. 25 HR in 316 AB last year makes him decent power if he has a FT DH gig.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Montana168 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:07 am

so who gets the playing time...marcus thames or josh anderson? thames has nice power, but has a BA that would kill you in fantasy baseball. i ask the question because if anderson is expected to start in LF, he could be a nice sleeper in all leagues much like brett gardner. both players could be mirror images of jacoby ellsbury. 80-100 runs (depending where they hit in the lineup) 5-10 HR 50-60 rbi 40-60 sb .280-.300 avg. ;-D
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby mtxdevil » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:16 am

Guillen is starting in LF.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Fade2White12 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:18 am

Anderson will get some PT, but he won't be a regular unless they move Guillen to 3B and bench Inge - then that opens up LF. Anderson is a more useful backup and leftie bat depending on the matchup. He's not going to get enough ABs unless something drastic happens to be relevant in fantasy.
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:29 am

mtxdevil wrote:Guillen is starting in LF.


if they are smart the move Guillen to DH to keep him healthy and platoon Thames/Anderson in LF
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:49 am

Wow weird timing, who did he cheese off?

Someone was saying about Oakland............. sure we'll have him if it's for league minimum.
Mind you, he may be too dilapidated even for us. !+)
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Re: Tigers release Sheffield

Postby MotorCityKitties » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:50 am

Guillen will stay in left unless he is a total butcher, then Anderson gets more PT. This move means Larish makes the team. A DH platoon of Thames/Larish could be very productive and gives much more flexibility for Maggs, Guillen, MCab to DH occasionally. I still see Anderson as a 4th outfielder.
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