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2006-07 MLB Off-Season Transaction thread

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As some of you may already know there has been minor-league signings already taken place but the first "major" trade happend. The Padres sent 2B Josh Barfield to Cleveland for Indians minor-league POTY 1B Kevin Kouzmanoff and RHP Andrew Brown. And, it looks like Bud Black is the new Padres manager.

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The Indians traded away Kouzmanoff. Damn. He looked like a good prospect and would have helped the Bisons next year.

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Ehhh, not much of a trade. I once saw Barfield strike out four times in one game against Sacramento when he played for the Portland Beavers. Thats about all I know about the guy though.

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Ehhh, not much of a trade. I once saw Barfield strike out four times in one game against Sacramento when he played for the Portland Beavers. Thats about all I know about the guy though.

that's mainly the reason major is in quotes. i looked at the transactions and it was the only trade involving player(s) people have actually heard of.

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I'm upset that Bud Black left the Angels. I mean, it's great for him, but I really hope the Angels pitching staff doesnt' start to struggle.

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No playoffs for the Tigers next year... :(

correction World Series for the Tigers Next Year ^_^

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No playoffs for the Tigers next year... :(

What the hell makes you say that?! None of the players traded by the Tigers had anything to do with the Tigers' playoff run this year. This trade gives Detroit the feared bat that they were looking for.

Great move by the Tigers, imo.

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No playoffs for the Tigers next year... :(

What the hell makes you say that?! None of the players traded by the Tigers had anything to do with the Tigers' playoff run this year. This trade gives Detroit the feared bat that they were looking for.

Great move by the Tigers, imo.

Oh no, they'll get to the playoffs. As a fan of the Red Sox, Sheffield and Matsui were really the only two Yankees I feared. I couldn't be happier that Sheffield's on his way out!

But if they're going to be relying on Sheffield's bat once when they get there, that's where they'll be in trouble...

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I'm not sure about the Tigers acquiring Sheffield. Definitely he's a big-bopper, but where are they going to put him? Really the only practical position I can see him is at DH. The Tigers' lineup was pretty potent last year, I don't think Sheffield is going to add that much more on the margin. Definitely the first big trade of the off-season though.

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Gary Sheffield to Detroit in a sign-and-trade for 3 prospects:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/base...gers/index.html

Good riddance, Detroit can have that cancer.

I know that Sheffield may not be the most model citizen but I'm not worried about him causing any trouble. He wants to play for Leyland, and Leyland won't allow him to become a cancer in the club house.

As for when they would put him, I think he would full the role that D. Young was suppose to do last year: power bat in the DH spot. But with Sheffield they get the added benefit of someone that can effectively play outfield if the regulars get hurt or just needs a day off.

My bad I had a brain fart and thought he was left-handed.

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They could have used those prospects to get somebody else - Sheffield does not make the Tigers a better baseball club.

Assuming he plays 150+ games, he'll hit around .260, have 24-28 HRs, score about 85 runs, and drive in about 90, basically another Craig Monroe, except ten years older and way more arrogant.

The worst part is that they gave him a two year extension. He's not going to hit more than 20 HRs after next season.

You think he can be affective in the outfield? Serviceable, maybe, He's just as bad as Moises Alou out there, and like Alou, he's not getting better with age.

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Sheffield has said he is going to make life miserable for whoever he plays for next year because he is not happy with his $13 MILLION contract.

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Gary Sheffield to Detroit in a sign-and-trade for 3 prospects:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/base...gers/index.html

Good riddance, Detroit can have that cancer.

I know that Sheffield may not be the most model citizen but I'm not worried about him causing any trouble. He wants to play for Leyland, and Leyland won't allow him to become a cancer in the club house.

As for when they would put him, I think he would full the role that D. Young was suppose to do last year: a left-handed power bat in the DH spot. But with Sheffield they get the added benefit of someone that can effectively play outfield if the regulars get hurt or just needs a day off.

Sheffield's a right handed hitter. He will fit in well in Detroit's line up and will make it more difficult for opposing teams to pitch around a guy like Ordonez.

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Whether he was a cancer to them or not... thank God he's no longer a Yankee. Sheffield is scary when he's at the plate.

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