Mets sign Sheffield

Millz

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Not all that shocked the Mets needed a bat in their lineup. How good will he be remains to be seen.

According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Mets and Gary Sheffield have agreed to a deal.

Marlon Anderson apparently will be released after all. Sheffield figures to be used in right field against left-handers, with Fernando Tatis starting in left field against some lefties.
 

Babe_Ruth

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This is a good pick up for the Mets in my opinion. Gary isn't the same player he once was, I think he knows that and everyone knows it. But he'll definitely add a good bat to the line up when needed. I think he still as some left in the tank, and if he gets enough at bats and he's healthy he should put up some good numbers this season.
 

Unstoppable

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The Mets are the class of the NL IMO, great hitters, great pitching, a great bullpen, if they can play defense there is no reason why they can't go to the world series
 

Vegito728

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I think this was a good pickup. No, Sheffield isn't the player he once was but he can still play the game. His career numbers speak for themselves.

He's gonna give you 15-20 homers and about 60-70 RBI's and anytime you can get a player like that, it's a great addition. Now he just needs to stay healthy.
 

Tucker

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I don't know; for the last two seasons his BA has been pretty dismal. Maybe he'll be a plus in the clubhouse, but I don't see him producing hits any better than your average first-year cheapie. I look back in fondness to his four .300+ years with the Dodgers, who are the class of the NL IMO.
 

Babe_Ruth

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I didnt want to start a new thread for this, so I decided to post it here instead. Congratulations to Sheffield for hitting number 500 last night, in a pinch hit situation. He's the fourth oldest player to hit 500 home runs.
 

Millz

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Definitely congrats to Sheff on his 500th homer. I dont know if hes a sure fire Hall of Famer yet but its still a great feat.