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Monday, September 26th, 2016

SHEF UNHAPPY–AGAIN

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Unbelievable. Gary Sheffield is running his mouth again. This time? He’s upset with being a DH even though he agreed to those terms before he was traded to the Tigers. He’s also doing this while his team languishes below the .500 mark, 8 games out of first place.

“I can be in the outfield and play every day. I don’t want to DH,” Sheffield told the Boston Globe. “I don’t feel like a baseball player when I DH. I don’t know how to be the leader that I am from the bench. I can’t be a vocal leader. I can’t talk to guys from the bench because I don’t feel right about it.

I’m in a role now where I don’t know what to do, really. The guys are out there busting their butt for nine innings, they come in and they hit and they grind. I just sit down and hit. That’s all I do, so I can’t be in a leadership role from that position.”

Sheffield also seems to be a bit misinformed as to what defines a platoon. “I come in some days and I don’t play and some days I play. That’s platooning to me,” Sheffield said. “You might think it’s different. It’s not a big deal, but that’s the way I feel.”

“Anybody that has a brain knows that’s not a platoon,” Leyland said.

And Leyland did give him a chance to play in the outfield. “I tried to play him in the outfield. It didn’t work,” Leyland said. “He couldn’t throw in from the outfield.”

Sheffield is hitting .219/.321/.371 with 10 homers this year.

  • PB

    After half a dozen shoulder surgeries it’s clear that this should be his last season in Detroit. He’s just not performing, especially for the amount of money he’s raking in. He’s old, and the game has passed him by. Shef has had two seasons to deliver, and has failed. It might be worth it for the Tigers to eat the 16 mil for next year and bring in some fresh talent. FIRE MILLEN MANG!!!!

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