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illini81887
04-17-2009, 10:32 PM
off mike setter in 7th

soxpride724
04-17-2009, 10:36 PM
I wonder how much longer this guy will go? I'm still shocked someone signed him this year, thought he was done.

CWSpalehoseCWS
04-17-2009, 10:51 PM
Looks like he's sealed his spot in the HOF.

skobabe8
04-17-2009, 10:51 PM
I wonder how much longer this guy will go? I'm still shocked someone signed him this year, thought he was done.

It's the Mets. They'll sign anyone with a name.

FloridaTigers
04-17-2009, 11:00 PM
Too bad it wasn't with the Tigers.

A. Cavatica
04-17-2009, 11:14 PM
Looks like he's sealed his spot in the HOF.

Looks like the standards for admittance have changed. Gary Sheffield is no Hall of Famer.

ewokpelts
04-18-2009, 01:04 AM
for 400K, the mets were stupid NOT to sign him. Plus, they get thier first big moment in the new park.

MarkZ35
04-18-2009, 01:16 AM
Good. Now he can retire. I never was a big fan and no I really don't think he belongs in the hall of fame.

Nellie_Fox
04-18-2009, 01:25 AM
People need to lose the idea that certain milestone stats are an automatic ticket to the HOF, just as much as they need to lose the idea that not having one of the milestone stats is an automatic exclusion.

StillMissOzzie
04-18-2009, 01:34 AM
Looks like he's sealed his spot in the HOF.

I doubt it. Sheffield, along with Bonds, was a user of "the cream" and "the clear". His protests of not knowing what they were will fall on deaf ears, and I predict a freeze-out by the HOF voters.

People need to lose the idea that certain milestone stats are an automatic ticket to the HOF, just as much as they need to lose the idea that not having one of the milestone stats is an automatic exclusion.

Especially if reaching said milestone is perceived as being done with the help of PEDs.

SMO
:gulp:

StillMissOzzie
04-18-2009, 01:48 AM
Semi-hijack, but I have a Gary Sheffield question. I know that the Mets got him for dirt cheap, as they only have to pay him the $400K MLB minimum and the Tigers are on the hook for the remaining $13.6M. [Per Cot's, 2009 is for $14M]

Mow, what if the Mets decide to cut him loose? Are they still on the line for the $400K, the next team picks up their share of $400K for the rest of the year, and the Tiger portion drops another $400K to $13.2 million? Or, are the Mets completely in "the clear" (yeah, pun intended), new team still pays at the $400K rate, and Tiger share remains at $13.6 million?

SMO
:?::scratch:

ewokpelts
04-18-2009, 01:53 AM
Semi-hijack, but I have a Gary Sheffield question. I know that the Mets got him for dirt cheap, as they only have to pay him the $400K MLB minimum and the Tigers are on the hook for the remaining $13.6M. [Per Cot's, 2009 is for $14M]

Mow, what if the Mets decide to cut him loose? Are they still on the line for the $400K, the next team picks up their share of $400K for the rest of the year, and the Tiger portion drops another $400K to $13.2 million? Or, are the Mets completely in "the clear" (yeah, pun intended), new team still pays at the $400K rate, and Tiger share remains at $13.6 million?

SMO
:?::scratch:I think they owe him the 400 k. That said, I expect them to keep him at least this year.


Gene


p.s. Sheffield got #500 against the Brewers, his first team.

southside rocks
04-18-2009, 08:35 AM
Looks like the standards for admittance have changed. Gary Sheffield is no Hall of Famer.

I think you're right.

I just finished reading "The Rocket That Fell To Earth" -- Jeff Pearlman's book about Roger Clemens -- and Sheffield is mentioned in there with some pretty good baggage attached to him. Long before Sheff is eligible for the Hall, I expect, it will be shown beyond question that he used steroids for at least part of his career.

The book is a good one. I never realized Clemens is such a miserable human being -- and I mean that literally, he is a person who seems totally incapable of being happy, or satisfied, with anything. Pat Jordan, the minor-league pitcher turned writer, said Clemens was one the most striking cases of narcissism due to arrested development that he'd ever seen.

Just the type who would juice, which, as we now know, he did. Ugh.

Average Homeboy
04-19-2009, 12:12 AM
9-time All-Star. 5th most productive player of the last 20 years. Hit homerun #1 at 19, hit #500 at 40.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4079068

WSox597
04-19-2009, 08:31 AM
Among his other misdeeds, he admitted deliberately tanking some plays to make his manager look bad.

This was as a Brewer, if I remember correctly. I don't recall the manager's name.

And of course, he admitted it long after the fact. I believe he'll get zero votes for the HOF.