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Tigers deal three pitchers to Yankees for Sheffield

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[/align]                 [/align]                                                                                 [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=det]Detroit[/link] has acquired [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=4268]Gary Sheffield[/link] from the [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=nyy]New York Yankees[/link] for three right-handed pitching prospects, the Tigers announced Friday.


In return for Sheffield, the Tigers sent Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett to New York. Detroit agreed to a two-year contract extension with Sheffield through the 2009 season.


The moves comes days after Sheffield blasted Yankees management and said [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5698]Bobby Abreu[/link], the player who took Sheffield's place in New York's outfield, isn't as good a player as he is. The Yankees exercised their $13 million option on Sheffield last weekend, preventing him from becoming a free agent, and asked him for a list of teams to which he'd like a trade.


"Everybody knows when I go to another team, I'm coming back looking for you. That's just the way it is," he said earlier this week. "When you let me go, I've got a chip on my shoulder, and I'm coming with it. That's how I play the game."


He'll have the chance to prove it again by moving across the AL to the Tigers, who stunned the Yankees in the playoffs on the way to the World Series.


Sheffield, a 19-year veteran and nine-time All-Star who has played for Milwaukee, San Diego, Florida, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Braves and Yankees, has a .297 career batting average, 455 home runs and 1,501 RBI in 2,229 games. He's sixth among active players in RBI and seventh in home runs.


"We have been able to add one of the biggest bats in baseball," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who managed Sheffield in Florida. "I have a great relationship with Gary Sheffield and I have the utmost respect for him. I'm happy to add a bat of this magnitude and that he'll be a Tiger."


Sanchez, 23, was a combined 10-6 with a 2.53 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 123 innings with Triple-A Toledo and Double-A Erie this year. Whelan, 22, was 4-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 27 saves for Class A Lakeland. Claggett, 22, was 7-2 with an 0.91 ERA and 14 saves for Class A West Michigan.

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lg11
Sanchez will be a stud, im surprised the Tigers gave Andrew Miller a shot in the majors before him. Im kinda surprised at this trade, it seems so un Yankeeish.
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Packfan_old
Brian Cashman has more power now. That's part of the deal him and Steinbrenner worked out last year when he re-signed as the GM of the Yanks... seems weird to see this, but probably better for the long run.
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rodey
Good trade for the Tigers. They have enough young pitching as it is, so they were able to trade away a few guys for a solid veteran.
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RedRaider4life_old
I hate sheffield, hate him. Anyone who bad mouths the team that brought them up in their farm system especially if that team is the Brewers i hate.
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dido20
He will prolly DH in Detroit. They used Thames as a DH a lot and he is no Gary Sheffield.
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Chuckles7615_old
I am also not a big fan of Shef but he has huge years after leaving places, I believe he will step up and he is nuts if he thinks he will be an everyday outfielder.
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Jaret Wright traded to Baltimore, taken from CBS sportsline:

Jaret Wright was traded by the Yankees to the Orioles on Sunday for right-handed reliever Chris Britton. As part of the deal, the Yankees will pay $4 million of Wright's $7 million salary next year. New York had until Sunday to opt out of Wright's contract, a move that also would have cost the Yankees a $4 million buyout. After agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract, Wright had a pair of disappointing seasons with the Yankees. He injured a shoulder early in the 2005 season and was 5-5 with a 6.08 ERA in 13 starts, then went 11-7 with a 4.49 ERA this year, not pitching more than 6 1/3 innings in any of his 27 starts.
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justintyem
Thats a good move for Baltimore.Get a decent guy for below market price.Plus the Yanks free up the roster spot he would have occupied.This is a good move by both teams.Wright has seemed to always hae good first season with new clubs.And thats what the O's need.
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The moves comes days after Sheffield blasted Yankees management and said [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5698]Bobby Abreu[/link], the player who took Sheffield's place in New York's outfield, isn't as good a player as he is.

That says a lot about his intelligence level.



That's something that a lot of fans of the teams that Sheffield played for including the Brewers can relate to.
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