You see, Dan Murphy setting the Mets' world on fire has squashed any thoughts the Mets might have had in bringing Gary Sheffield and his circus to town, now that the Tigers have put him on/passed him through waivers. (And if you don't think the Mets would ever think about it, just note that people have brought it up to me. And if us commoners have talked about it, you know that a Wilpon or two has thought about it.)
But if Murphy ever thought that the world was better off without him, if he ever got down about his place on this earth, then let me give him ... and you ... a peek at what life would be like without him:
As the Mets fall further back in the playoff chase for 2008, sources say that Gary Sheffield is privately grumbling about not only playing time, but about Jerry Manuel's managing style as well. Sheffield has this to say about his time in New York:
"I'm the only winner on this team. The rest of 'em, they're losers. Either by choice, or by birth."
Sheffield was brought to New York after being put on waivers by the Detroit Tigers. The Mets, who are 15 games behind the Phillies, are dealing with the loss of Ryan Church due to injury, the slow maturation process of Fernando Martinez, and the fact that Daniel Murphy was never born.