Tag:Ben Sheets
Posted on: January 26, 2010 1:54 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 1:56 pm

Sheets signs with the A's / Cubs sign Nady

Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has learned that Ben Sheets signed with the A's for $10 million.  Read Danny's full blog entry .

He also reports that the Cubs have a deal with free-agent outfielder Xavier Nady.  Read that post, too.
Posted on: January 26, 2010 12:49 pm

Sheets getting good reports

SI.com is reporting that Ben Sheets agent is seeking $8 million for 2010 and the pitcher is getting very good reports from several scouts. The A's, Rangers and Mets are in the mix.

Posted on: January 25, 2010 1:38 pm

Mets roundup

Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News has the latest on the Mets:

Catcher - Omir Santos will start if they don't add anyone else.  Henry Blanco would be the backup. 
Pitching - could add another starter.  John Smoltz, Ben Sheets and Jon Garland are options.
First - Carlos Delgado lacks ranger and ability to move to first so Fernando Tatis could return.
Centerfield - Gary Matthews may not start right off the bat.  Angel Pagan could get a shot.

Posted on: January 19, 2010 10:43 am

Mets to check out Sheets

The Mets' search for additional starting pitching will take them down to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where four-time All-Star Ben Sheets is throwing in a showcase for potential suitors, according to a baseball executive with knowledge of the Mets' plans, as reported by the New York Daily News .

Category: MLB
Posted on: December 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Yankees/Cashman turn to rotation

After the Yankees' latest moves, GM Brian Cashman will now turn his attention to the rotation and according to a major league source, will "almost certainly" add a starter by New Year's. 

The report in the New York Post says Cashman inquired about Carlos Zambrano, but the price was too high.

Some other pitchers the Yankees could target include Jason Marquis, who Cashman has previously acknowledged as a possibility.  Ben Sheets who would be a huge gamble.  Joel Pineiro, who is seeking a four-year deal, likely won't get that from the Yankees. 
Posted on: December 14, 2009 2:43 pm

Yankees look for more pitching

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The New York Daily News reports that the Yankees are still looking for more pitching.  If they add one more starter, Brian Cashman could more Phil Hughs and/or Chamberlain to the bullpen.

Brian Cashman is still monitoring the Roy Halladay situation and is eyeing a couple of pitchers coming back from arm surgery: Justin Duchscherer and Ben Sheets.

Posted on: November 23, 2009 10:56 am

Mets eye Sheets

A source confirmed to the New York Post that Ben Sheets, 31, would be among a group of second-tier, relatively low-cost starting pitchers the Mets will consider this winter.

The oft-injured Sheets, who last pitched with the Brewers in 2008, has been sidelined since February because of surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his forearm, but he expects to be healthy by spring training.

Free-agent Joel Pineiro, Jason Marquis and Randy Wolf are also in that group.

Posted on: May 24, 2009 9:24 pm

Odds & Ends: Draft, Iwamura, Mets

Some links to tide you over this Memorial Day Eve:

  • John Sickels at Minor League Ball lists last year's starters who posted a Win Share over 10 alongside their draft origins. Last week, Future Redbirds advised against risking a first round pick on high school pitchers.
  • MLB.com has a fan Q&A up with Pirates GM Neal Huntington, who believes this year's draft is deep in pitching but thin on quality college position players.
  • Akinori Iwamura will probably hit the DL after he suffered a nasty collision in today's game and was carted off the field. Joe Maddon will have a look at internal options to fill in for now.
  • With the Mets hurting badly, Ken Davidoff at Newsday acknowledges GM Omar Minaya has his work cut out for him. With Jose Reyes' lingering tendinitis in his right knee and his injured backups, Davidoff thinks Minaya should get an appraisal on Bobby Crosby. Davidoff also thinks the Mets should "aggressively" go after the rehabbing Ben Sheets and at least discuss Erik Bedard with the M's, despite the Mets' top prospects sitting at lower levels.
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