Or is it the other way around?
Mark Miller has some rumors pertaining to Gary Sheffield, who will turn 85 this offseason. Miller notes a Kevin Kernan NY Post report that Sheffield has narrowed his list of clubhouses he would be willing to screw up to five times.
And yes, the Astros are in there.
He's not closing the door on the Mets -- they'll have to close it on him, and that's probably going to happen. If it does, he could land with one of the Mets' biggest rivals, a return engagement with the Marlins. If not the Marlins, the Tampa native would love to sign with the Rays or even the Astros or Rangers.