Sheffield to the Tigers

DMZ · November 10, 2006 at 1:17 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

No, really.

The Yankees get three (3!) pitchers: uber-prospect Humberto Sanchez, then two 22-yr old righties in Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett.

This is a shocking haul for a year of Sheffield’s petulant services. If they were willing to trade Ibanez, what would the M’s get, a whole farm system?


57 Responses to “Sheffield to the Tigers”

  1. eponymous coward on November 10th, 2006 11:58 pm

    Yeah, my first thought on hearing this trade is “Woo Hoo! Sexson has value!”

  2. scraps on November 11th, 2006 9:44 am

    Traded for Sean Casey which settled 1st base

    Yeah, Detroit managed their first base situation really well. First they shot themselves in the foot, then they hit it with a hammer.

  3. davepaisley on November 11th, 2006 12:07 pm

    DMZ said:

    “But his elbow’s been checked out twice, including by Yokum”

    Given that the spelling police missed this one, I thought I’d point out that the famous sports medicine doctor is actually called Lewis Yocum. I know it’s confusing, what with the “c” sunding like a “k” and everything, but he is, after all, quite well known in baseball circles.

    Maybe this will help:

    The belief that his name is spelled Yokum
    is clearly exposed as entirely hokum.

  4. scraps on November 11th, 2006 1:20 pm

    Sarcastic verse cuts deeper when it scans.

  5. DMZ on November 11th, 2006 1:49 pm

    I’d fix it, but the response is better than the comment.

  6. davepaisley on November 13th, 2006 9:37 am

    Loose translation:

    “Lacking anything of substance to add, I shall resort to cheap, irrelevant crticism”

    Oh wait, that’s SOP anyway.

  7. DMZ on November 13th, 2006 10:05 am

    Who’s resorting to cheap criticism? I don’t get it.

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