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Apr
03
2009
New York Mets Sign Superstar Slugger Gary Sheffield
Posted by at 3:54 pm ET 15 Comments

According to SI’s Jon Heyman (via MLBTR), the New York Mets have signed OF Gary Sheffield to a 1-year deal worth around 400K.  In case you forgot, here’s what sometimes The Fightins dot com contributor beelove had to say about Sheff when it came out that the Phillies might be interested in his services:

“The dude is practically tailor made for the Mets – he’s old, he’s an outfielder, he’s an asshole. Who gives a shit if we’d pay him the league minimum to crank 15-20 HR off the bench. He’s still Gary Sheffield, and Gary Sheffield ain’t no Phillie.”

Just what the Mets needed, too.  An old-ass outfielder who can’t get through one-quarter of the season without multiple trips to the DL.  HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAH

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  • will.H

    its like nazi germany signing charles manson.

  • http://www.thefightins.com Chamomiles Davis

    The dude is practically tailor made for the Mets – he’s old, he’s an outfielder, he’s an asshole.

    But he’s not Hispanic, strangely enough. Speaking of which…

    “I called it years ago. What I called is that you’re going to see more black faces, but there ain’t no English going to be coming out. … [It's about] being able to tell [Latin players] what to do — being able to control them.

    “Where I’m from, you can’t control us. […] These are the things my race demands. So, if you’re equally good as this Latin player, guess who’s going to get sent home? I know a lot of players that are home now can outplay a lot of these guys.”

    Bienvenidos a Nueva York, Mr. Sheffield! Have fun in that locker room!

  • Gaze

    They might as well see what John Rocker is up to while they’re at it… You’d think the last two years would be a lesson in chemistry for the Mets, wouldn’t you?

  • will.H

    Omar Minaya: “Whats chemistry?”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kChDiQVAAE Gigi

    I’m sure Jose Reyes, Carol Delgado and Carol Beltran have fantastic thoughts about what just transpired….truth is, I couldn’t care less. But Billy Wagner, now there’s an opinion that I’m just DYING to hear….

    I thought he would have been happy in Cinci, playing for Dusty Baker. Two racists that were made for each other.

  • http://www.thefightins.com Chamomiles Davis

    You’re going to see more black faces, but there ain’t no English going to be coming out.

    I see… so it’s their fault that their ancestors weren’t enslaved by an English-speaking colonial power. Makes sense.

  • http://www.phillymls.blogspot.com Walklett

    ” but there ain’t no English going to be coming out.”

    Can somebody translate this for me?

  • Gonzo

    if they can get Gary to piss on his hands, it will be like Alou never left.

  • Danny

    I’m so excited for the pending incident where Gary is in right field and Beltran calls him off a fly ball, but Gary doesn’t understand Spanish and freaks out and they have a huge collision and the Phillies win.

    Oh man I’m so pumped for this.

  • Jim

    @ will.H

    Exactly, this is a T.O like personality in an already fragile and choke-worthy club house. Can’t wait to see this thing unravel into a pile of shit.

  • Eminencegirl

    MUHUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! STUPID BUTT MONKEYS!!!! One more nail in the coffin. I laugh (and fart) in your general direction.

  • hitnrun

    When I heard the Phillies were interested in Sheffield, I thought “This is great, I guess. The only thing that would make it better is if instead of the Phillies, he went to the Mets.”

    He’s almost a parody of everything that’s gone wrong in that organization.

    PS what he means by that comment is explained here. Sort of:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/Story?id=3376301&page=2

  • Ash

    I love this. This is just to perfect. Omar Minaya has out done himself with this one. Is there no washed up, clubhouse cancer he won’t sign? Ed Wade had better hurry up and make an offer to some big name has beens if he wants to keep his title as shittiest GM in baseball.

  • http://blog.marshotelonline.com josh pincus is crying

    Just remember the CLEAN words of Chase Utley…
    We are the World Champions

  • http://kingsofwrestling.net/smf/index.php Hummer

    i love the LOLMets tag

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