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Gary Sheffield is taking calls

Dec 9, 2009, 12:30 PM EDT

Ever since his famous falling out with Scott Boras, Gary Sheffield has acted as his own agent.  He informed the Globe’s Pete Abraham this morning that four teams have contacted him with interest for 2010.

Sheffield thinks he can still play the field a bit, and he seems to think that he can hang around for the 311 hits he needs to reach 3000.  Neither of those things are the least bit likely, but he could certainly be useful as a DH or pinch hitter as long as he’s realistic about his asking price.  I mean, he’s no less useful than Ken Griffey. At least if you keep the marketing and P.R. out of it.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Dec 9, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    How odd- he was a perfect fit for the Mets- makes quite a bit of money and doesn’t get injured too much (less than industry average for Flushing).

  2. RichardInDallas - Dec 9, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Based on his rapidly declining numbers, he would be about 70 years old when he gets to 3000 hits. Why can’t a guy just be happy with his 500 HR status?

  3. YANKEES1996 - Dec 9, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Gary Sheffield is taking calls for what? …. pizza, he is sad just another lingering vet trying anything to hook on somewhere. His performance for the Mets last year is clear proof that he should be RETIRED!!!

  4. twins2010 - Dec 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Did you bother to check out his stats last year? In 286 ab’s he had 10 HRs, and a line of .276 .372 .451 .823. Sadly, he was actually one of the best players the Mets had last season. No reason why he couldn’t be a DH/PH type for some AL team. I think the chance of him sticking around to get 3000 hits is improbable, but no reason to think he can’t still hit. And you got to love a guy who said F.U. to Scott Boras!

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