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Plenty of Nuthin’

Posted By Alex Belth On June 29, 2005 @ 4:55 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Nothing [1] dramatic [2] went [3] down [4] in Tampa Bay yesterday, but change [5] could be right around the corner. When, is anyone’s guess. Never one to miss an opportunity, the New York Post [6] glossed over last [7] night’s [8] discouraging [9] 5-4 [10] loss [11] on the back page today in favor of some juicy gossip. According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees and Mets may consider swapping Gary Sheffield [12] for Mike Cameron [13]. Sherman’s two sources, an AL and NL club executive, say the deal is in its infancy:

[The Yankees] have talked to a couple of GMs and said they would move [Sheffield] for a similar type of player to shake things up a little, get younger or to fill a couple of their needs, specifically center field or starting pitching,” the NL executive said.

Sheffield, Flash Gordon, Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada do not have no-trade clauses in their contracts. However, Sheffield told the New York Times [14]:

“I’m not going anywhere,” said Sheffield, who is signed through 2006. “If I have to go somewhere, I won’t go. If they said, ‘Wouldn’t you want to get paid?’ I’d say, ‘I’ve got plenty of money.’ I’m not playing nowhere else. I can promise you that.”

If Sheff’s name hangs around the rumor mill, things could get ugly.

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[1] Nothing: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-sbyside294324019jun29,0,1998407.story?coll=ny-yankees-bigpix

[2] dramatic: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/323566p-276573c.html

[3] went: http://www.nj.com/yankees/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1120023102107240.xml&coll=1

[4] down: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spynotes294323985jun29,0,6997591.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[5] change: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spboss0629,0,4688972.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[6] New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/yankees.htm

[7] last: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=793514&gameId=250628101

[8] night’s: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=793606&gameId=250628101

[9] discouraging: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=793608&gameId=250628101

[10] 5-4: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=250628101

[11] loss: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=793596&gameId=250628101

[12] Gary Sheffield: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/stats/player_locator_results.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerLocator=sheffield

[13] Mike Cameron: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/stats/individual_stats_player.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=111904

[14] New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/29/sports/baseball/29pins.html?

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