Stop Hollerin’ For Sheff!

By / April 1, 2009 / Uncategorized

Mets fans really make me nervous. Some of you are so desperate for a bat you will take on the biggest mental cases the league has to offer. I mean, seriously, some of these guys belong in Bellevue Hospital.

First it was Manny Ramirez, a man who can rival A-Rod as the one man media circus.

Now it is Gary Sheffield! Why? I implore you to answer this question.

The minute some of you heard the Detroit Tigers released Gary Sheffield because they want to get younger, some began to call for his signing in Flushing.

I have consistently torn apart the Mets pitching. It’s the one part of the team that I am not happy with.

I find little wrong with the offense. So why tinker with it?

Do you now remember the drama that man brought to the Bronx? There’s a reason why the Milwaukee Brewers got rid of him.

Let me remind you:

  1. Brewers: “He was becoming a pain in the clubhouse, and went as far as accusing the organization of being racist after keeping him at third instead of playing him at shortstop where the white Bill Spiers played.”
  2. Dodgers: He wanted to stay with the Dodgers back in 2001. When it looked like they were going to trade him, he began to criticize his teammates saying certain players had no value and upper management in the media, like SI.com.
  3. He’s made racist comments to the media. In the June 2007 issue of  GQ magazine he made a statement that there are more Latin players than Blacks in baseball because they are easier to control.
  4. He’s had his share of incidents with the law, including attempted robbery which resulted him getting shot.

This is the man you want to bring into Flushing? If the Mets do bring him on board, and they would only do so because he is only $400,000, I want him to have a head examination of the psychiatric variety.

To bring a volatile player like him, in every sense of the word, would be very irresponsible.

According to the New York Post, MLB.com has mentioned the Philadelphia Phillies as being interested in bringing him on board. Why not? A mental case for a mental city.

Phillies.com has reported they already have contacted his agent.

The Post also seems to feel both New York teams would be smart to get him.

No, thank you!

You can read all about his antics over at Associated Content. Then see if you still want him.

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7 Comments

Ed Leyro

I have no desire to see Sheffield as a Met. He’s on the downside of a great career and not many guys his age rebound from a .225 season to be a contributor. Even if there wasn’t so much baggage surrounding him, I still don’t think he’d contribute much with his bat. It’s time for him to retire.

As far as the Philthies wanting him, let them have him. He wouldn’t be happy there because he wouldn’t be playing every day with Ibañez, Victorino and Werth in the outfield. There’s no DH for him to fall back on in the National League. If he does sign anywhere, he should probably do it with an American League team.

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Tanya Mercado

He doesn’t want to be a DH. He won’t retire since he’s one HR from 500. Since he was with the Yankees, he’s been spending a lot of time on the DL. I wouldn’t do it. He wants the East Coast. So I expect to see him on a rival team.

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Ed Leyro

He doesn’t want to be the one thing he’s best suited for at his age (DH position). He won’t be an everyday player with the Philthies. I don’t expect him to sign with a team that already had to deal with him. I think it’s going to be a very messy situation for whichever team signs him. It’ll be all smiles at the press conference but once he gets his first injury or slump, look out below!

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Ed Leyro

He doesn’t want to be the one thing he’s best suited for at his age (DH position). He won’t be an everyday player with the Philthies. I don’t expect him to sign with a team that already had to deal with him. I think it’s going to be a very messy situation for whichever team signs him. It’ll be all smiles at the press conference but once he gets his first injury or slump, look out below!

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NYRNYM4Life

Gary Sheffield is a ”Me” player and as Tanya noted a Head Case. His bat has slowed down a lot. Let him go to the Phillies or whoever. I could see the Orioles or Blue Jays picking him up..just watch one of them WILL pick up Sheffield.

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