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Sure, Gary Sheffield would hit for you if you gave him a call

Dec 7, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield made an appearance here an hour or so ago.  He says he was here because he serves as an advisor — not an agent, but an advisor — for a couple of young players. That makes sense. He was famous for not having his own agent and negotiating all of his deals himself, so I could see him representing other people.

Anyway, when asked in the hallway scrum if he was still wanting to play himself, Sheffield downplayed it.  Later, however, he told Steve Kornacki of MLive that, yeah, he’d like to come back and he’d like to play for the Rays.  Why? Because he wants to win.  Oh, and because he lives in Tampa.

I think someone should have gone after Sheffield last year because he was coming off a nice 2009 with the Mets.  One more year removed, however?  Eh. Non-roster invite at best. Make him show he can hit in spring training.  Nothing more.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 7, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Why ya gotta show a Yankees pic? How about some Braves gear if you aren’t going to go with his most recent squad’s uniform?

  2. Jonny 5 - Dec 7, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    He’s such a pain in the a$$ though. This Gary Sheffield “character”….

    He’s his own circus. And the circus music is loud.

  3. hep3 - Dec 7, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Sheffield would negotiate his own deal and then complain that his agent hosed him because the commission was too high.

  4. Ick McWang - Dec 7, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    He wants too much money. At least he did last year, or else the Rays would have given him a call.

  5. Jeremiah Graves - Dec 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    I’m sure the Expos could use another outfielder, I haven’t heard much from those cats up in Montreal lately…

    I wonder what that’s all about?!

  6. pisano - Dec 8, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    Lets hope that malcontent stays out of baseball and Manny the moron follows suit.

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