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Last week on the B.S. Report, Bill Simmons predicted that the Detroit Tigers would start unraveling and unloading payroll like crazy this season. The Tigers didn't even wait for the season to start.

Gary Sheffield released by Detroit Tigers


    LAKELAND, Fla. -- Gary Sheffield's next home run will be his 500th in the major leagues.

    The question is: What uniform will he be wearing when he hits it?

    The Detroit Tigers released the nine-time All-Star on Tuesday, leaving him without a team as he closes in on becoming the 25th player to reach the milestone.


I hate it that Simmons might be right about the Tigers, because that means we might be seeing the Red Sox luck into Miguel Cabrera before the end of the year. But that's another conversation for another day.

For the record, it looks like the Phillies might pick up Sheffield.


    ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney reported that Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said the team contacted Sheffield after his release. The Phillies, having released Geoff Jenkins on Tuesday, are interested in Sheffield as a part-time outfielder.





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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.31
    Originally posted by It's False
    Last week on the B.S. Report, Bill Simmons predicted that the Detroit Tigers would start unraveling and unloading payroll like crazy this season. The Tigers didn't even wait for the season to start.

    I hate it that Simmons might be right about the Tigers, because that means we might be seeing the Red Sox luck into Miguel Cabrera before the end of the year. But that's another conversation for another day.


The problem is, the Tigers will still be eating Sheffield's $14 million when another team picks him up. This was a "go away" move, not a "let's dump payroll" move.

And you don't have to worry about the Red Sox getting Cabrera. No way in freaking hell are the Tigers unloading him.
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There's no way in hell the Tigers are giving up Cabrera. I can definitely see a potential huge Marlins-style fire sale happening, but Cabrera, Verlander, and Granderson are the three players that will be totally and completely untouchable.

If the Red Sox DID get Cabrera, they're the new Evil Empire. No questions asked.




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And he's been signed by the...


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Kind of surprised by that, but if the bat's still there, he'll be a help.



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    Originally posted by BoromirMark
    There's no way in hell the Tigers are giving up Cabrera. I can definitely see a potential huge Marlins-style fire sale happening, but Cabrera, Verlander, and Granderson are the three players that will be totally and completely untouchable.


I don't see how they can have a fire-sale without dealing the one guy on the team who makes $15 mil this year and $20 mil starting next year. I'd have to believe Verlander would go as well, because he will be arbitration-eligible next year and would surely fetch a ton of good prospects. (See: Bedard, Eric.)

Granderson, OTOH, has a perfectly reasonable contract - $3.5 mil this year, $5.5 next, then $8.25 mil in 2011. He WOULD be the perfect guy to keep around if they had a fire sale, with those numbers. They can't get anywhere near value for Granderson + his contract, whereas dealing Cabrera + his contract or Verlander + his pending inflated-through-arbitration contract has value to Detroit if it ends up being necessary.



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    Originally posted by kwik
    And he's been signed by the...


    Mets (sports.espn.go.com)

    Kind of surprised by that, but if the bat's still there, he'll be a help.


Aw, hell no. NO, NO, NO, NO, DAMNIT TO HELL, SON OF A BITCH, FUCK NO!!!!! It makes little sense to get Sheffield. He's going to have to play the OF, a position he hasn't played regularly or well the last couple of years. In doing so, he removes decent players out of the lineup like Church, Murphy, or Tatis. And if you think his bat makes up for it, you're wrong. His slugging per. has fallen off by over 100 points the last three years and his BA last year was the second lowest of his whole career. He can only hit HRs now and considering that Citifield is similar to Shea in that it's a pitchers stadium, he's not going to get too many here. The only reason to want him is for that 500 HR pub and the Mets don't need it nor do they need his attitude if they're serious about wanting to get into the playoffs. Why can't they remember that one of the key reasons they've collasped the last two seasons is that their so-called 'vetrans' have done nothing when actually needed, except for displaying a high and mighty attitude? Now I'm openly rooting for Minaya to get run out of town or at least get run over with a Mack truck.







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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.34
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      Originally posted by kwik
      And he's been signed by the...


      Mets (sports.espn.go.com)

      Kind of surprised by that, but if the bat's still there, he'll be a help.


    Aw, hell no. NO, NO, NO, NO, DAMNIT TO HELL, SON OF A BITCH, FUCK NO!!!!! It makes little sense to get Sheffield. He's going to have to play the OF, a position he hasn't played regularly or well the last couple of years. In doing so, he removes decent players out of the lineup like Church, Murphy, or Tatis. And if you think his bat makes up for it, you're wrong. His slugging per. has fallen off by over 100 points the last three years and his BA last year was the second lowest of his whole career. He can only hit HRs now and considering that Citifield is similar to Shea in that it's a pitchers stadium, he's not going to get too many here. The only reason to want him is for that 500 HR pub and the Mets don't need it nor do they need his attitude if they're serious about wanting to get into the playoffs. Why can't they remember that one of the key reasons they've collasped the last two seasons is that their so-called 'vetrans' have done nothing when actually needed, except for displaying a high and mighty attitude? Now I'm openly rooting for Minaya to get run out of town or at least get run over with a Mack truck.


Calm down. He's being paid $400K. If he actually is a problem, he'll be dumped immediately. If he contributes, you're getting a good cog for $400K. Sounds like a no-brainer to me.



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I look at it this way. When Delgado or Wright is batting fifth, is he going to see better pitches with Sheffield on deck, or with Church or Tatis on deck? If Sheffield just produces as well as Church/Tatis, he'll be more valuable because pitchers will give him more respect. If he produces more, that's a bonus.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.37
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    It makes little sense to get Sheffield. He's going to have to play the OF, a position he hasn't played regularly or well the last couple of years.




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