On Tuesday the Tigers cut 40-year-old Gary Sheffield
, and the Times
went into valedictory mode, wondering if his 499 home runs would get the presumably finished slugger, best known for days of glory with the Yankees
, into the Hall of Fame. Well, maybe he'll get 500 after all with the New York Mets. The Star-Ledger
says Sheffield signed with the Mets today
. It's said he'll get the league minimum: $400,000, prorated. It's still a gamble. Can we keep him interested after he gets #500? The Mets have had a very mixed record with aging stars: will he be a Tom Glavine, or a Bobby Bonilla? Ah, our Mets -- always keeping it interesting. Photo (cc) Kevin Ward.