It seems like forever since the Tigers played in the World Series, then after their loss to the Cardinals, made an offensive push by trading a package of prospects to the Yankees for Gary Sheffield. Shef is with the Mets and while he never lived up to the hype, never did the cornerstone of the trade on the Yankees side of things. Humberto Sanchez missed all of 2007 then in 2008 he played for three different minor league teams in the Yankees organization before getting a cup of coffee in September (two relief appearances, two innings pitched). This year, he’s been okay in limited time as a middle reliever for the Tampa Yankees.
I was always a little skeptical about Sanchez. He had the one great season in 2006 but even that was cut short when he developed elbow problems. Prior to that, he was decent but not exceptional. Now he’s 26 and he’s struggling in A+ ball so the odds of him making it are pretty slim at this point.