Gary Sheffield couldn't leave well enough alone; he reminisced to the NY Post about last year's ALDS, and was still smarting from having to sit for Game 4:
Maybe Sheffield likes playing with a chip on his shoulder, but his personality has made it difficult for him to stay in any one place. Sheffield's a Hall of Fame talent, but Detroit will be stop #7 for him. That's a lot of teams for a player of his caliber. There's an inverse relationship between a player's talent and what a team will put up with, and it's a good thing he's one of the most fearsome hitters of his generation.
Even with Keith Foulke's retirement, Fausto Carmona is still looked at as a starter. So far, so good:
"With the ability he has and as big a part as he's going to be of things, I think we have to really let him continue to pitch."
Tony Sipp could be one of those who could take advantage of the extra spot in the bullpen. Sipp is left-handed, but shouldn't be pidgeon-holed into a LOOGY role: he held right-handed hitters to a .190/.276/.259 line in 2006, and that includes his stint in the hitter-friendly Arizona Fall League.