This is not a new story. In fact, we heard this same story during last year’s winter meetings. And we will probably hear the same story next year…
Despite not playing in 2010, Gary Sheffield wants to play in 2011 and he wants to play for the Rays.
Sheff, who recently turned 42, last played with the Mets in 2009 when he hit .276/.372/.451 with 10 home runs in 100 games.
The Rays do need a DH, something Sheffield has done in the past. So don’t be surprised if the Rays at least kick the tires. But one has to think that the front office is at least a little concerned about Sheffield’s potential influence on the young players.