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:
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.