Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sheff of the past

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...


Uncle Mike said...

I'm glad the Tigers dumped this troublemaker when he had 499 career home runs. Steroids or not, he'll never make the Hall of Fame without 500.

"Sheff of the past"... Ha ha! But he's got no more zip-zip in his bat! That's the Mets: They're not zipping the modern way!

I can hear the Met fans now: "Har-har-HARRRR-de-har-har! Oh, you're a riot, Mike, you're a regular riot! I hope there's baseball on the Moon, 'cause that's where you're goin'!" But, like the riders on Ralph Kramden's bus, the Mets are going to "Step to the rear!"

nutballgazette said...

He can come back and hit 101 more and he still will never get in the HOF

Anonymous said...

I don't care if he's got another 500 in him, just say no omar!

I.M. Forme said...

on the plus side, its possible future historians find out that shef was the only one of his generation never took 'roids. Being an angry-nutcase fueled his success i bet.

Tanya said...

I don't think Minaya will even look his way. That would be stupid. Ever since he was with the Yankees, he's been spending some quality time on the DL.

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