Meanwhile, ProJo reports on the possibility of Gary Sheffield coming to Boston after a failed stint in Detroit. It seems to be a one-sided desire so far, but let's review why it would be a bad idea:
- He's a 40-year-old power hitter. They don't tend to age very well, particularly without the aid of third-party substances.
- He's coming off a season where he spent a good month on the DL and he has a history of wrist problems.
- He doesn't play well with others. I was looking forward to a season where someone didn't spend time at the front of the sports pages for saying something incredibly idiotic. He's also a bit of a tool.
- I just might have to bring back Weird Mitigating Factors.