The George Sherrill Mystery

. . .as in, why is he still with the Dodgers?
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Wasn’t he released? I mean, when he threw & blew Sunday’s game vs. Cardinals, which was the day after I remember reading something about him discussing his refusal to be outrighted to the minors. . .or maybe in my bleary-headed state from the 90s Party, I misheard the news. Point is, Sherrill was up to his 2010 antics last night, blowing the game yet again, though in all fairness he doesn’t deserve the blame this time as neophyte manager Don Mattingly ruined Broxton’s chances at blowing the game when he visited the mound twice within a one-minute span, forcing the removal of the Cannibal.

Regardless, the simple difference between the Sherrill release is more than semantic; he was placed on outright waivers, which meant that a team could claim him – and take on his salary, over $2mm owed still in 2010. Obviously, nobody wants a pitcher with these stats:

G IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV HLD BLSV WHIP ERA
38 21 32 19 18 3 17 12 0 1 0 2 3 2.26 7.48

and thus, the Dodgers were forced to keep him – rather than get rid of him and eat the salary.

Pretty simple, and pretty typical of this depressing season. YKI can not wait until the divorce is finalized and the sale mandated. . .

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