My gut instinct is to not be happy about this. The Tigers (in their infinite wisdom) have just worked out a trade with the Skankies for Gary Sheffield. In exchange, we gave up 3 pitching prospects.
Why it could be good: Sheffield, when he's not being a whiny bitch, can hit. Lord knows we need more of that. Also, Leyland coached (um, put up with?) Sheffield when they were both in the Marlins organization - so maybe it won't be a total cluster fuck.
Why I pretty much hate it: Have I mentioned the whiny bitch thing? Also that gay mustache. The only guy who had a worse mustache than Sheffield this year was Jason Giambi, who spent most of this past season looking like a 1970s gay porn star. Shef also has a reputation for being a cancer in the locker room. Color me wacky, I just don't want him around my young team.
Of course, I was also the girl who was unhappy when we traded away Jeff Weaver (who floundered considerably until this past post season) - hated the Magglio Ordonez deal (I still think we're paying him too much though) - and really hated the whole Kenny Rogers signing (I thought he was "too old"). So maybe this will work out OK for us. I don't know jack about the pitchers we gave up, except for Sanchez, who was considered one of our top prospects and had injury issues this year. Hopefully none of those guys turn out to be the second coming of Cy Young.