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Fenway
08-12-2008, 04:56 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3532016

Anybody crazy enough to grab him?

TDog
08-12-2008, 05:00 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3532016

Anybody crazy enough to grab him?

Teams are always crazy enough to grab Gary Sheffield. I don't know that there are any contenders where he would be needed, though.

WhiteSox5187
08-12-2008, 05:12 PM
Teams are always crazy enough to grab Gary Sheffield. I don't know that there are any contenders where he would be needed, though.
A power hitter well past his prime that is a defensive liability? We can find a place for him!

areilly
08-12-2008, 05:22 PM
A power hitter well past his prime that is a defensive liability? We can find a place for him!

I was going to say, maybe we can platoon him with Griffey and Thome to create the mightiest lineup of 1997.

credefan19
08-12-2008, 05:48 PM
lets get him

turners56
08-12-2008, 05:54 PM
lets get him

No, let's not. We already have enough old, slow, and past-their-prime power hitters on our team. We don't need another one.

TDog
08-12-2008, 05:54 PM
A power hitter well past his prime that is a defensive liability? We can find a place for him!

One cannot legitimately compare Ken Griffey Jr. to Gary Sheffield.

turners56
08-12-2008, 05:54 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3532016

Anybody crazy enough to grab him?

The Rays are the prime candidate, IMO.

turners56
08-12-2008, 05:55 PM
One cannot legitimately compare Ken Griffey Jr. to Gary Sheffield.

Because Griffey's actually been better than Sheffield this season.

Vienna
08-12-2008, 06:06 PM
One cannot legitimately compare Ken Griffey Jr. to Gary Sheffield.

Not if we don't give him a chance at Center Field. Let's go KW.

Frater Perdurabo
08-12-2008, 06:27 PM
One cannot legitimately compare Ken Griffey Jr. to Gary Sheffield.

Both were 1989 Donruss "Rated Rookies." :D:

FedEx227
08-12-2008, 06:44 PM
One cannot legitimately compare Ken Griffey Jr. to Gary Sheffield.

People dog on Sheffield a lot because he's a total *******, which I'm not disagreeing with... but the guy can hit the ball. He's not Griffey, but don't discredit Sheff, he put up comparable numbers.

Career Sheff
.293/.395/.517, 33 HR, 107 RBI, 17 SB, 94 BB, 73 K

Career Griff
.288/.373/.548, 40 HR, 114 RBI, 12 SB, 80 BB, 108 K

Dick Allen
08-12-2008, 07:02 PM
Sheffield hit a HR tonight.

TDog
08-12-2008, 07:42 PM
Because Griffey's actually been better than Sheffield this season.

And Griffey has never intentionally dropped a fly ball in his major league career.

Bobby Jenks
08-12-2008, 09:28 PM
Twins might give him a look if he's released outright

PeteWard
08-13-2008, 12:08 AM
Brewers maybe?

TDog
08-13-2008, 12:16 AM
Brewers maybe?

Not the Brewers. Definitely not the Brewers.

Mohoney
08-13-2008, 01:34 AM
People dog on Sheffield a lot because he's a total *******, which I'm not disagreeing with... but the guy can hit the ball. He's not Griffey, but don't discredit Sheff, he put up comparable numbers.

Career Sheff
.293/.395/.517, 33 HR, 107 RBI, 17 SB, 94 BB, 73 K

Career Griff
.288/.373/.548, 40 HR, 114 RBI, 12 SB, 80 BB, 108 K

Gary Sheffield juiced. Ken Griffey Jr. didn't juice.

daveeym
08-13-2008, 07:46 AM
Gary Sheffield juiced. Ken Griffey Jr. didn't juice.
Those are some really interesting numbers when compared to each other due to the amount of injuries Griff had and Sheff's juicing. I'd like to see their numbers for just their first ten years in the league.

palehozenychicty
08-13-2008, 09:07 AM
The Rays are the prime candidate, IMO.


He is from that area, but what do you do if they make the postseason and Crawford is ready? You don't sit Crawford for Sheff, and knowing Sheffield, he will start crying once he isn't penciled in everyday.

whitesox901
08-13-2008, 01:17 PM
Hope they keep him, from what ive seen, he's a major anchor

Konerko05
08-13-2008, 01:20 PM
Both were 1989 Donruss "Rated Rookies." :D:

Haha. Just seeing the word Donruss brings back memories.

southside rocks
08-13-2008, 01:31 PM
He is from that area, but what do you do if they make the postseason and Crawford is ready? You don't sit Crawford for Sheff, and knowing Sheffield, he will start crying once he isn't penciled in everyday.

MLB Homeplate (on XM) said last night that Crawford will have surgery on that tendon and is almost certainly through for the season. No idea if the Rays would consider Sheff in light of that...
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8446364/Report:-Crawford-likely-out-rest-of-regular-season

MisterB
08-13-2008, 02:15 PM
Those are some really interesting numbers when compared to each other due to the amount of injuries Griff had and Sheff's juicing. I'd like to see their numbers for just their first ten years in the league.

Here ya go-

Sheff: 1028g, .286/.385/.495, 180hr, 621rbi, 603r, 113/59 sb/cs
Griff: 1375g, .300/.410/.568, 350hr, 1018rbi, 940r, 143/62 sb/cs

daveeym
08-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Here ya go-

Sheff: 1028g, .286/.385/.495, 180hr, 621rbi, 603r, 113/59 sb/cs
Griff: 1375g, .300/.410/.568, 350hr, 1018rbi, 940r, 143/62 sb/csWow, Griffey tanked due to injuries while Sheffield went off on roids.