NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield has dropped a hint he thinks he is the team's leader.
In a candid interview with New York magazine, Sheffield, 36, who reportedly was on the trading block earlier this season, suggested he is the team's big cheese -- not directly mentioning other players getting more headlines like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
"I ain't going to say who it is, but I know who it is. I know who the team feeds off," he told the magazine. "I know who the opposing team comes in knowing they have to defend to stop the Yankees."
He also criticized the policies of team management, suggesting the Yankees are not family-oriented.
"In L.A., wives can fly on the plane; with the Yankees, they can't," he said. "With other teams, the wives always have functions to bring them together. Not here. You don't know what half the wives look like."
The magazine hits newsstands Monday.