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    Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/a...2006&fext=.jsp


    How's that gonna work out?




    And Biggio back to Houston for another year...

    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/a...=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Resiging Biggio may not work out that well competitively for the Astros, as I'm not sure how much he has left, but I was glad to see him resign. He should get his 3000th hit next season. Biggio has probably never received his due, but that 3000th hit should wrap up a HOF career for him.
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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Resiging Biggio may not work out that well competitively for the Astros, as I'm not sure how much he has left, but I was glad to see him resign. He should get his 3000th hit next season. Biggio has probably never received his due, but that 3000th hit should wrap up a HOF career for him.
    Signing Biggio shows that the Astros have class, unlike the Reds who forced Barry Larkin out the door.
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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Signing Biggio shows that the Astros have class, unlike the Reds who forced Barry Larkin out the door.
    Barry helped force himself out the door with his mouth and his attitude.

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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    Barry helped force himself out the door with his mouth and his attitude.
    Why? Because he called the leadership of this ballclub a joke? Yeah, he really missed his target there.

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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    Barry helped force himself out the door with his mouth and his attitude.
    Nope, he forced himself out by not ever being flexible enough to play another position.

    The rest was just calling a duck a duck, when it swims by you.

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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Why? Because he called the leadership of this ballclub a joke? Yeah, he really missed his target there.
    Truth has nothing to do with it.

    Call the Owner an idiot and see who survives.

    The Owners never fire themselves.

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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Truth has nothing to do with it.

    Call the Owner an idiot and see who survives.

    The Owners never fire themselves.
    I'm not saying it was politic of him, or that he shouldn't have been fired for it, but I certainly don't hold it against Barry Larkin for speaking truth to power. My guess is that Cincy owners hold truth at a low premium.

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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    The Sheffield trade fascinates me.

    Brian Cashman got prospects and moved Gary Sheffield's fat contract along with his lousy attitude. If the Reds can't move Ken Griffey Jr. now, they've got no one to blame but themselves.
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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    The Sheffield trade fascinates me.

    Brian Cashman got prospects and moved Gary Sheffield's fat contract along with his lousy attitude. If the Reds can't move Ken Griffey Jr. now, they've got no one to blame but themselves.
    I think Griffey would likely accept a trade to ANY contending team. Whereas in the past, he'd limit his trade spots, now I think he'd go just about anywhere to get a ring.

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    Re: Sheffield to Detroit, Biggio back to Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I think Griffey would likely accept a trade to ANY contending team. Whereas in the past, he'd limit his trade spots, now I think he'd go just about anywhere to get a ring.
    Who would want him and pick up the majority of his contract? When we all saw Curt Schilling pitching in the World Series with blood seeping through his sock, that dislocated toe thing and missing the last month of the season is sort of laughable.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card


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