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    what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    anyone know anything about him?

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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    He wants about $12M per year.

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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    Texas had interest but who knows whether they still do with Harden on board now. But, reportedly Sheets wants to be paid just like his last healthy season (approximately $12M/yr). That's too much for the Reds but someone will buy if the base is low enough.
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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    12 Million?! Has he been given a clean bill of health? Oh and can you imagine Harden and Sheets at the top of a rotation? May or may not get a full season of starts between the two. That also reminds me I can't believe the braves are getting such good press for "re-tooling" their bullpen. Wagner and Saito may be the next coming of the nasty boys or they might not last through May....it's 50-50 I'd say.

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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    I didn't even know Ben Sheets became a stand-up comic.

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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    Just what the Reds need: an injury-prone righthander.

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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Just what the Reds need: an injury-prone righthander.
    But you have to admit, his "bit" about wanting to be paid $12 million would sure lighten up the clubhouse. It would rival Chris Rock as the best comedy the team has heard in quite some time.

    Hey Ben, when your expectations return to the planet Earth, give us a shout! Maybe $4 million with incentives.

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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    Determine how many wins, IP, K rate and WHIP a $12 million dollar pitcher gets.

    Then offer him those incentives for that price.

    Pitch like a $12 million pitcher. Get paid like a $12 million pitcher.
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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by I(heart)Freel View Post
    Determine how many wins, IP, K rate and WHIP a $12 million dollar pitcher gets.

    Then offer him those incentives for that price.

    Pitch like a $12 million pitcher. Get paid like a $12 million pitcher.
    Some team with deep pockets will cough it up I'm sure. I bet he gets no less than $8-10M.

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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    Nobody is going to offer him that kind of cash until he holds a private workout. So far he has been reluctant to do so.
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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    I just traded him to the Alfheim Elves for Homey Bailey and Tom Gorzelanny.

    Hey, it is an update!
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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    Ben Sheets is awesome when healthy, but that happens only 15 games a season.
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    Re: what's the latest on Ben Sheets?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/1...en-sheets.html

    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [December 15, 2009 at 11:27am CST]
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that the Yankees are "very interested" in Ben Sheets, though they don't believe the righty is in a hurry to sign. When the Yanks met with agent Casey Close at the Winter Meetings, it became apparent that they had some interest in Sheets, in spite of suggestions that he could seek $12MM per season (quite an ambitious target, in my opinion).

    Now that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with John Lackey, it may be the Yankees' turn to add a former All Star of their own.
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