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Gary Sheffield at 3rd base???

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:19 pm

According to recent news releases Gary Sheffield has offered to move back to 3rd base (where he played over 400 games or atbats or something) in light of aaron boones' recent injury... despite George Steinbrenner declining his offer what would it do to his draft day value if he were to make the switch, does anyone think he would be worth a #2-3 overall pick? On yahoo at the beginning of the season you merely have to be listed at a position to qualify regardless of the previous year. Shouldn't steinbrenner jump at the oppurtunity of putting bernie back in the outfield and the switch hitting sierra at DH instead of some really bad prospect or aquisition at 3rd?
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:59 pm

not nessicarily. yankees don't have a good defense as it as and now you'll be putting bernie and lofton....two hideous arms in the outfield with sheff on third? the yanks have the bats to succeed i'd rather they just find a good defensive third baseman like a scott brocious type to play there till boone comes back. even if he plays third he's not worth a #2 or 3 overall pick. he'd obviously go faster but not that much faster. people won't take him there over pujols or vlad just because he can play third base. however its like 99% decided that he won't.
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Postby Madison » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:51 am

I seriously doubt that it happens. If by some weird chance it does, then Sheff becomes a first rounder.
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Postby swingaway » Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:55 am

You never now with the yankees they could move shef there and bring in another outfielder like a jaque jones type.
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Postby Bo Knows » Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:58 am

Shef won't be leaving thje outfield.

The Yanks thanked him for his offer (saying that it said alot about the type of guy he is, blah blah blah) but declined, saying that they would rather leave him in the outfield and find another fill for 3B.
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Postby prodpaul » Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:30 am

Yeah and reports they are trying to make a deal with the Rangers for Lamb.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:13 am

If Shef did end up playing 3b, which I doubt, the Yanks would have the worst defensive infield in history.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:18 am

I hope he dosen't move to 3rd I have him in a keeper league that counts errors 8-o
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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:44 pm

Sheffield's career fielding percentage at third base is .967 according to espn's player profiles, which is 7 points better than aaron boone was last year. The Yanks did deal for lamb, but with yahoo's system if the yankees even list him as a backup 3rd baseman he gets qualification as one. as for the worst fielding infield ever, jeter and sheff wouldn't be so bad, its only soriano and giambi's lack of any defensive talent that brings them down.
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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:45 pm

Aaaaahh for the days of scott brosius, now there was a good third baseman for the yanks.
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