Ken Davidoff spoke to other GM's:
"The Yankees will almost certainly exercise that option in order to receive a return on Sheffield. And two opposing general managers, speaking on condition of anonymity, believe that is the right move.
"His history is his history," the first general manager said of Sheffield. "I don't see him walking away from $13 million."
Another general manager said his club is "aware of the issues" surrounding Sheffield, but he expects clubs to be interested nonetheless.
The team has to decide on Sheffield's option by Nov. 5 or five days after the conclusion of the World Series, whichever comes first."
from Ken Davidoff's Newsday article, 10/27/06
- Assuming they exercise the option, the Yankees will trade Sheffield out of the American League East, and they won't consider the Mets, either, as a landing point. Potential suitors for Sheffield include the Cubs, Houston, the Dodgers, Philadelphia and San Francisco in the National League and the White Sox, Detroit, Seattle and Texas in the American League.