I was listening to Karsch & Anderson this noon, who were broadcasting from Lakeland. One of them says that he's heard that perhaps the Tigers will dump Sheffield and his $14 million dollar contract to ensure that Jeff Larish has a spot on the roster.
To be honest, I don't put a whole lot of stock in this news, thunderous as it may be. My jaw did drop, true, at its hearing, but actually believing it is a whole other thing. Their current proximity to the Tigers does not really serve to enhance the veracity of the tale.
Also, as if to prove it wrong, Sheff busts out with two homers in today's game against the Yanks.
In the concrete news realm, Verlander walks four in two innings, and allows 4 runs (2 earned) with two strikeouts. Oh Justin, is efficiency out of reach? Are Tiger starters (other than Porcello) incurably addicted to the base on balls?
As if Tigers fans needed more news to prompt ledge-seeking, Marcus Thames has an abdominal strain. Both Curtis Granderson and our team Venezuela representatives made it through to round two of the WBC, so we are a little short on player personnel here, you know?
Let's look at it this way, maybe we're getting out all the bad stuff here in the pre-season, and we'll be injury and walk free during the regular season. Wishful thinking, I know, but my workplace doesn't have any ledges, so I've got to keep positive somehow.