It didn't occur to me that Gary Sheffield's release would be anything to worry about until Metsblog warned of discussion of the Mets picking him up. Then I started to worry. Omar Minaya can't quite kick the habit of signing old players. Just yesterday, he signed 39-year-old Ken Takahashi after he was released by Toronto. Now 40-year-old Sheffield has been let go by Detroit.
It just doesn't seem possible that the Mets would show any interest in a 40-year-old DH. Sure, the Mets could use a righty bat off the bench, but Sheffield doesn't come across as the sit-quietly-on-the-bench type.
And if he had anything left, would Detroit be willing to eat $14 million?
Now if we can just keep Omar away from those aging pitchers...