Yanks_Baby wrote:Right now, Sheffield is the undeniable best Free Agent on the market. Period. He's free with the potential to be worth an all-star. I see no reason the Jays and Rangers don't want him. Stupid really.
Yeah, who wouldn't want a DH with a .726 OPS?
Sheffield could be useful, but there's no "potential to be worth an all-star" at this point.
kab21 wrote:I think some are overrating Sheff's current abilities. A team doesn't just flat-out release a player making $14M if he can be a solid player. Look at how long the M's held onto Sexson last year before cutting him. But just like Sexson somebody might pick him up to give him a try as a RH platoon bat or RH bench bat.
I agree with this. Leyland and Dombrowski are both huge Sheffield fans and wouldn't have eaten that $14M unless they really had to. All signs point to washed up at this point, unfortunately.