Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar
While he says he is being blocked from talking with George, he will comply with the Yanks and write up a list of teams he would prefer to be dealt to. Sheffield still is not happy with the move and would rather accept a 2-year extension thru 2009 from the Yankees to play first.
I thought this whole thing started because he didn't want to play first and the OF was full with better defenders in Abreau, Damon, Matsui and Melky.
Sheffield is a RH hitter playing in one of the tougher parks for RH hitters. He's older but may put up huge numbers in Philly. He and Howard would both be threats to hit 50+ in that park. If Philly could trade Lieber at $7 Million for Sheff they could buy a better replacement pitcher for say $8 or $9 Million. Since Abreau was penciled in at $15 and Lieber $7, Sheffield at $13 and a pitcher at $9 would be about the same difference for them. They can still move Burrell to save some bucks for other needs. If I'm Philly I do this and re-sign Delucci or maybe Luis Gonzalez or Jay Payton for LF with Sheff in RF and Rowand and Victorino in CF. Hamels, Myers, Moyer and a signing would be about as good as any rotation in the division. Use the rest Burrell's money to get a cheap catcher and 3B option. Aurilia would be a good reasonably priced fit at 3B IMO. With Utley and Rollins providing offense in the MI, they don't need a stud at 3B or Catcher IMO.