Feb 8, 2011; Orlando, FL, USA; MLB former player Gary Sheffield sits court side during a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Orlando defeated Los Angeles 101-85. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Gary Sheffield Is Genius: Ten Teams in on Jason Grilli

Gary Sheffield is Jason Grilli’s agent.  Even the aliens know this fact now, and just as evident as Sheffield has made his name known around the game, he is creating demand for a relief pitcher that found success late in his career.

Good for Sheffield.  Good for Grilli. 

Bad for Pittsburgh. 

When you head over to Sheffield’s website, guess who is prominently discussed?  Yeh, Jason Grilli.

Some of the writing makes me jealous.  Like this first sentence:

Legendary MLB slugger, Gary Sheffield, brings his trademark on-field ferocity to the boardroom as the CEO of a groundbreaking management firm, Sheffield Management and Entertainment Group. 

It’s not all about moving earth for Sheffield though, he knows about the game of life too.

“As a former professional athlete, I know very well the issues that athletes confront both on and off the field,” said Sheffield. “The goal of this company is to not only negotiate sports and entertainment contracts but also prepare clients for life during and after their careers.”

Apparently Sheffield represents several pro athletes, but Jason Grilli is the only one mentioned in the 2011 press release regarding Grilli’s last contract.

Sheffield Management currently represents several professional athletes including veteran MLB relief pitcher, Jason Grilli, who was recently signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the assistance of the company. “Grilli is an ideal client for our company as he represents a combination of physical ability, acumen, and character,” said James. “We are looking for more clients that we can help reach their playing and business goals,” said Sheffield. “Jason and our other initial clients represent the beginning of our long-term strategy.”

Sheffield isn’t a fool.  There are plenty of energy products and pain relievers promoted by the one time slugger, all of them with a bat in Sheffields’ hands.

I’m just trying to raise the bar,” said Sheffield. “This is an industry that definitely needs change.”

It sounds like he has created a bidding war for Jason Grilli too.  Which isn’t something that will turn out well for the hometown Bucs. 

Now I’m scared.




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