Â I have banged my head against theÂ laptop trying to figure out why in the name of George Weiss, Omar Minaya would sign Gary Sheffield. When I first saw this story and said in my best John McEnroe voice â€œYou cannot be seriousâ€? I thought the Mets were done with signing old guys who were finished. But then you say heâ€™s right handed and heâ€™s cheap but then again he has the rep of being a malcontent but it seems he wants to play for the Mets but still is that enough for Omar to bring Sheffield on board?
I want to scream HELL NO!!!! but Iâ€™ll tell you the truth this bringing Sheffield to the Mets is a no loose proposition.
They would have to pay him just $400K as he will be drawing $14 mil from the Tigers, it adds a sorely needed right hand bat to the lineup and he knows this is the last round-up, fuck up here and youâ€™re done and it rids the Mets of Marlon Anderson.
The only real drawback that I can see is in the field where the 40 year old Sheffield is a liability, but he has to know he would come here not as an everyday player but a platoon/righty bat off the bench guy.
The guy who is impacted by this move is Ryan Church as he would platoon with Sheff in RF. No way Daniel Murphy suffers here Â as he is nowâ€ Plays Daily Dannyâ€ so as far as Churchâ€™s feelings a concerned, suck it up son this is the big leagues.
So if Omar wants to bring Sheffield in and work a platoon in RF I vote Yea.
Itâ€™s amazing how clear things are after a head banging session. Â
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