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Thursday, October 26, 2006

You're the GM: Gary Sheffield Edition    

The Yanks just picked up a $13M option on Sheff.

Gary Sheffield:
October 26: "This will not work, this will not work at all," Sheffield told the newspaper. "I don't want to play first base a year for them. I will not do that."

Soo... here are the options:

DH either Damon, Matsui, or Abreu, putting a clearly inferior fielder out there?
Rotating DH, resting everyone occasionally (likeliest scenario)?
Trade Sheffield to someone looking for a 1 year rental?

If you trade him, what could you get?
We've already established that they need pitching.
With an outfield comprised of Godzilla, Damon, Abreu, and with Melky Bartokamus on the bench, you can certainly let Sheffield go.
But what of Giambi and his rapidly dessicating body parts? Do you keep around Andy AAA Phillips or Craig "Big Fish, Little Pond" Wilson as insurance? That's like keeping a bucket of water around as fire prevention, only it's a bucket of gasoline.

Personally, I think you see if you can get anything real for Sheffield, you go for it.

Maybe one of Florida's young starters if they get new ownership in place and want to secure a long-term big name to sell tickets - they'd have to be assured that Sheff would sign a 3 year deal for WAAAAAY too much money of course.

Maybe Scot Shields and some prospects from Anaheim? Would a starter be remotely possible?

Josh Beckett and Craig Hansen?

Hmmmm.....

3 Comments:

  • Sheffield to the Giants for Bonds. Then there's no question about who should be DH-ing.

    Although, according to Simmons and his buddy, you'd do more for the lineup if you trade him for David Eckstein.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 10:52 PM  

  • Fuck Eckstein and his fake-jew ass.
    His double last night were horseshit. The tigers were playing him like the little league all-star team when Timmy (TimmAH!) comes up to the plate. He got lucky and plunked it over their heads on a wet day.

    To repeat, Fuck Eckstein.

    By Blogger Alex, at 9:35 AM  

  • I predicted that, by the way. I thought to myself, "this is exactly the kind of thing that happens to David Eckstein, due to hard work, perseverence, heart of a champion, blah blah blah." And sure enough, it happened. It makes me want to puke. God, I hate David Eckstein. What a miserable little man.

    But it's just another case of "Tigers lose" more than "Cardinals win." One more, and the Tigers will have lost the World Series. (I refuse to say the Cardinals win.) If this keeps up, I'll have no choice but to post my "2006 is the worst year ever" rant. And I don't want that thing on this blog any more than you do.

    You heard me, Granderson. 3 in a row. Go do it.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 11:27 AM  

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