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    Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    ...at his throwing session tomorrow.

    Also mentioned on Fay's blog. And mlbtraderumors listed the Reds as interested too.

    If healthy, how much is Sheets worth?

    If the Reds signed him, which I think there is no chance in heck they will, I would go nuts. Seriously.

    And I would also believe that Harang or Arroyo are soon out the door.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    Hmmmmmm very interesting. No one thought that the Reds could be in on Chapman either. I would love this signing.
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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    I think it's all going to come down to what other teams are willing to offer. If someone is willing to give him a big garanteed contract, then the Reds have no shot. If all he can get is a small contract with incentives, then they might be in the running because he'd know he has a chance to jump right in the rotation.
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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    The last time I talked to him he was as big as a house. I hope he lost some weight. He said Dr. Andrews said everything went well during surgery.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    He was soooo dominant for a few years, it would be intriguing. But if the Brewers aren't interested down the stretch, I may rather pass.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    If it's a low amount, I think it's a good signing, but I think he's way to big of a risk to give him a big contract unless its incentive laden. My other concern with this offseason so far is you would think based on where all the money is being sent, pitching was our issue last year, where is the offense?

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    Of course the Reds would go after him now...

    I was screaming in the 2001-02 offseason for a Sean Doughboy Casey-Ben Sheets trade straight up...Brewers sucked back then, and may have foamed at the mouth with Casey's susposed "pop" in his bat. If you'll remember the Reds were competitive in 2002 before they finished 6 games under .500. Sheets may have at least helped them to a winning season.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    Signed by the A's. 1-yr. deal.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    That stinks. If they afforded him, we probably could have.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    That stinks. If they afforded him, we probably could have.
    Not exactly. As was stated in the ORG, that $10M(+) was spent on Chapman instead. No way either of these organizations could afford both.

    A's lost out on Chapman and signed Sheets.

    We should be glad that it wasn't the other way around.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    Not exactly. As was stated in the ORG, that $10M(+) was spent on Chapman instead. No way either of these organizations could afford both.

    A's lost out on Chapman and signed Sheets.

    We should be glad that it wasn't the other way around.

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    I for one thank God we didn't get him, we've been there done that on the washed up has beens and never will bes and look what it did for us last decade? Now remember the last few times we've decided to go young and with our farm system players we won a World Series, and nearly missed the postseason with 96 wins. I say leave out the has beens.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    I'm glad we didnt end up with Sheets. I personally think we are 1 offensive player away from being pretty darn good.

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    Great? Does anyone even still believe that Billy Beane is a good GM anymore?

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    Re: Reds to scout Ben Sheets.....

    No way the Reds would have landed Sheets even without Chapman. The Chapman mones is spread out over llike 10 years. No way is Sheets waiting that long to get his.
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