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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Reds To Talk To Sheffield

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The Reds have interest in outfielder Gary Sheffield and there probably will be a meeting with him and/or his representatives in Sarasota, Florida, the Dayton Daily News reported.


Sheffield, one shy of 500 home runs, was released this week by the Tigers. While he makes $14 million, the Reds could sign him for as little as the major-league minimum.

"Sheffield and (manager) Dusty Baker have a history and they talked yesterday," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told the newspaper. "He has to clear waivers today, but we'll talk. We have interest because he would be a legitimate big right-handed bat to add to our lineup."


Sheffield, 40, feels he can play every day and would like to prove it. He would only play left field for the Reds, a position being contested this spring between Chris Dickerson, Jerry Hairston Jr., Jonny Gomes and Laynce Nix.


The Philadelphia Daily News reported that Williams had a conversation with Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and that Sheffield had not dismissed the idea of filling a role similar to the one the Phillies are searching for - a right-handed bat with some power to pinch-hit and fill in occasionally in the field.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 04:52 AM
 
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He is a good player but I remember and has played for Tigers, Marlins and Dodgers before but he perfromed fairly well for Yankees and Mets. Hopefully, he will do good with Reds as well.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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I hope they still aren't talking to him.
He is apparently clubhouse cancer.
That's the last thing a young club like the reds need.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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I don't really see a fit. He's proven that he wants to play everyday and I doubt the Reds can find those type of AB's for him. As a 4th outfielder sure, but his attitude probably prevents that.
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