Talk:Gary Sheffield

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Is there any way we could add in his bio, or in trivia, about his signature batting stance? I'd be glad to do it. Something along the lines of

Sheffield is also known for his peculiar batting stance, in which he moves his bat towards the pitcher while batting, and example is here (then find a link) Kblavie 12:39, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

As long as you have a source, go for it. It would be better to find a place for it in the article than in a trivia section. --Djrobgordon 17:02, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

The section about steroids use is extremely speculative, and even confusing. I think it should be removed.

Agreed. It contradicted itself, unnecessarily highlighted Barry Bonds's issues, and then followed up with a patently false "quote" by owner Ilitch. I took out everything except for what Sheffield mentioned in his book. I also took out the "greedy athlete" comment since it was not a direct quote and violated NPOV. At some point we should put in what he recently said about Yankees manager Joe Torre, though. That was very controversial. Freeplay73

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Hmm...[edit]

"Sheffield has openly admitted to not playing up to his potential in the early days of his career to ensure a trade or release from the Milwaukee Brewers. Further, he admits to purposely throwing fielded balls over the first basemen's head and into the stands."

Citation? --Valis2374 (talk) 21:19, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Looks fake. 198.151.130.64 (talk) 05:36, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:44, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

SHEFFIELD IS A NEW YORK MET SOMEONE CHANGE IT HES NO LONGER A FREE AGENT —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.25.248.28 (talk) 21:04, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

He isn't a Met yet - Won't be until Saturday (pending a physical). JustSomeRandomGuy32 (talk) 21:11, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Gary Sheffield signed with the Mets[edit]

It's offical on their web-site. I don't know if he technically is, because of the physical thing, but usually, with baseball players, Wikipedia articles just post them anyway. For a player like Sheffield, you'll hear about his physical, but for another, like, say, Adam Kennedy, you wouldn't.

Technically, he is not. Not yet. An older player like him could have a problem with the physical. --Muboshgu (talk) 00:50, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Young... old... doesn't matter.... every player is treated the same way.... no wiki page is ever updated until a deal is official. "Anonymous Guy" who didn't sign his name got it reversed - you won't hear about a guy like Kennedy signing until AFTER his passes his physical... teams almost never comment on a deal until then - the press release that the Mets had to even announce the agreement is very rare. JustSomeRandomGuy32 (talk) 00:54, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
I agree. That wasn't my point. Sheffield is more likely to fail his physical than a younger player, but no player's deal is official until it's official. I remember how many times we had to revert Mark Teixeira's page. --Muboshgu (talk) 01:06, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Sheffield is on the roster according to all sports websites like espn and yahoo. --Elkman8102 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:33, 4 April 2009 (UTC).
According to the official site, the only one that matters in these cases, he is not. --Muboshgu (talk) 17:58, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Not on espn..... JustSomeRandomGuy32 (talk) 17:59, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Click on that Espn link and look at outfielders. He is listed there. If the only thing that matter is the mets.com roster that it is a moot point. Elkman8102 (talk) 18:04, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
lol... well it wasn't there when i posed it... but it doesn't matter - all sources say pending physical, so until that happens, its not done. simple fact. JustSomeRandomGuy32 (talk) 18:06, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

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50th HR?[edit]

Can someone explain this to me? Somehow I doubt the 50th home run in the league wasn't hit until September. The citation link is dead, so I am confused.

On September 8, 2008 in a game against Oakland, Sheffield hit the 50th regular season home run in Major League Baseball history according to Baseball-Reference.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:3003:3206:8500:DDF:8AEE:A710:5177 (talk) 16:59, 29 March 2018 (UTC)