WELL THIS CAME OUT OF RIGHT FIELD

 I have banged my head against the 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 “You cannot be serious”? I thought the Mets were done with signing old guys who were finished. But then you say he’s right handed and he’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 I’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 you’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  as he is now” Plays Daily Danny” so as far as Church’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.

It’s amazing how clear things are after a head banging session.  

 

       

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  1. I have tried to pay particular attention to the ABs that Murphy has had against left handed pitching, and maybe it is just what I want to see, but he has by no means looked overmatched. Two ABs last night v Boston lefties and he worked 3-2 counts before walking. He did not look out of place in either one. If Taxpayer Field plays like it looks like it is going to play (a doubles & triples heaven) they might eventually break out that college tape of Murphy’s where he says, “I’m Daniel Murphy and I hit third.” Pushing Wright in to the clean up spot.

  2. George the Stork says:

    I hate this move. Bringing in aging, shrunken-nutted, steroid-ridden, a-holes really helped the Crankees these past few years, didn’t it? I’d rather see Church and Murphy get ABs. I was giddy, getting ready for the season and now this. I told my wife I would never watch another Met game — but of course I popped on last night’s game anyway. Someone please make me feel better.

  3. David in Manhattan says:

    Gary Sheffield, welcome to the Mets!

    Let’s go win a pennant.

  4. kranepool says:

    Originally Posted By George the Stork
    I hate this move. Bringing in aging, shrunken-nutted, steroid-ridden, a-holes really helped the Crankees these past few years, didn’t it? I’d rather see Church and Murphy get ABs. I was giddy, getting ready for the season and now this. I told my wife I would never watch another Met game — but of course I popped on last night’s game anyway. Someone please make me feel better.

    Now the 2009 season can commence welcome back Stork!!!!

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