No shock. Sheff's not happy:

"I don't know what (the Yankees are) going to do," Sheffield told USA Today in a story posted on the paper's Web site late last night. "Maybe they picked it up just to trade me. If they do that, if I just (go) to a team for one year, there's going to be a problem. A big problem. I will not do this."

Here's the thing: if Sheffield produces, won't he make more than if he was an FA now? He's slated to make $13 million this year. He's not going to get that as an FA. Not in a year where he was injured for so long.

If he gets paid $13 million this year and goes to a new team and produces, he'll have better standing, allowing him to get a better deal as a free agent next year. The only way he makes more if he becomes an FA this year is probably if he stinks it up for the next 3 years because he'll already have a 3 year deal and they'll have to pay him, unless there is some clause included in the deal. So, if I were him, I'd just take my $13 million this year. But, that's me.