Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shouldering expectations

Gary Sheffield and Joel Zumaya, both coming off shoulder surgery, are in Tigers camp early. According to the Detroit Free Press, Sheff reported swinging "pain free" and Zumaya says he is "on a mission" to prove doubters wrong.

If Sheff is healthy, the Tigers offense goes from splendid to splendider. It also would mean, I would think, Miguel Cabrera bats fifth behind Curtis Granderson, Placido Polanco, Sheff, and Magglio Ordonez. Then, after Cabrera, would be Carlos Guillen.


Love to see the Sheff of May 2 through July 15 who in 61 games batted .356-20-54 with a 1.115 OPS and 60 runs. He was 12 of 15 in SB attempts, too.

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