John Heyman gushes about Lastings Milledge in his Newsday column today.
This is the kind of kid that gets the baseball juices flowing. Some see 40 stolen bases in his future. Others see 30 home runs. One invoked the name Gary Sheffield as a comparison because of his bat speed. When Sheffield's name was relayed to Milledge, he demurred. "I just want to play the game, and stay focused on the task at hand," Milledge said. He'll surprise you with modesty, too.This from the same guy who suggested in September of 2004 that the Mets trade Milledge and Yusmeiro Petit to the Devil Rays for Lou Piniella.