Gary Sheffield was officially traded to the 2006 World Series Chokes - the Detroit Tigers today for three guys named Moe.
Sources say that the Tigers out dueled the Astros and the Cubs. The Tigers were willing to give the Yanks some bodies to re-stock the farm system and one of them (Humberto Sanchez) looks to have the stuff that pipe hitters are made of - time will tell.
Reflection - I'm glad this deal is done, and was done so quickly. Sheffield produced when he was with the Yankees no doubt about it. Any goodwill I had for him and his effort though immediately dissipated at the conclusion of the season when he started ranting and raving about how he's good, and he's getting screwed etc. - you know the things that all of us pulling down $13 million complain about. Sheffield showed his true colors at last just like all spoiled bitches do whenthey don't get their own way. I think the Yanks purposely sent him to Detroit where he will fade away with a team that truly was a fluke and will promptly re-visit the cellar of that division.
As far as what we got in return - OK, three young arms, they all have potential, and it'll take a couple of seasons to see what, if anything we got in return - fine. Being that they did do a deal with Detroit, and while I am satisfied and see the logic for these three youngsters - I would have liked this deal a little better if we could have gotten a Jeremy Bonderman or Justin Verlander - wishful thinking, but it would have nice.
So goes the Sheffield chapter in the book of the Yankees.