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Sheff wouldn’t seem to be a fit

Posted Aug 12, 2008 by Marc Lancaster

Updated Aug 12, 2008 at 06:33 PM

OAKLAND— reports the Tigers have placed Gary Sheffield, among others, on waivers, which of course is no surprise this time of year. But considering Sheffield’s complaints about playing time and position lately, they probably wouldn’t mind all that much if someone wanted to take the veteran off their hands.

I just don’t know who would. Though Sheffield probably would welcome a trip home to Tampa for the stretch run, the fact that he apparently isn’t physically able to play the outfield on a regular basis certainly would seem to rule him out for the Rays. Not to mention that $14 million he’s guaranteed for next season—a heck of a deterrent for anyone.

An external move still could be in the offing for the Rays; I just don’t expect it to be Sheffield.

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Por (Mark) on August 12, 2008 (Suggest removal)

How about Aubrey Huff?  He’s played here before and I believe he would be an asset going down the stretch. Baltimore obviously has to place him on waivers first and its just rumors now. I could really see him fitting well in the lineup. I like Sheff as a hitter but concerned how the clubhouse would benefit.

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Por (Jim) on August 13, 2008 (Suggest removal)

sheesh, not for 14 mil…

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