I am late to the party on this, but Jermaine Dye announced he is officially retiring. I panned the move in the winter of ’05 when Kenny Williams signed him. Dye had the last laugh as he was hoisting his World Series MVP trophy.
Dye will always hold a special place in my heart as a member of the 2005 team. He had an even better year in 2006 on the 90-win team that didn’t make the playoffs, but his defense really declined in 2007 and by 2009 you could see he didn’t have anything left in the tank.