Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A's Sew Up Sheets

Athletics Sign Ben Sheets To One-Year Deal (MLBTR)

So the Dodgers took a look but the eventual price tag of $10-plus million was too much for them in the end. While a few free-agent pitchers still remain, I'm preparing myself for another season of a hopefully healthy foursome (Kuroda, Billingsley, Kershaw, Padilla) plus a rotating fifth spot.

7 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

But is Sheets stained from so much time off?

Mr. Customer said...

I see they found someone to take Harden's "brilliant-but-fragile" spot in the rotation.

Fite Club said...

After all those seasons as one of the worst hitting pitchers in the NL, ducking into the AL might be a good idea. If not having to hit provides him one more advantage in staying healthy, I guess that's smart.

Fred's Brim said...

Pick him up to play in your pitcher-friendly park, hope he's not terrible or crippled, pay him $5-6 mil through July, work the rotation in July so he can have a few decent starts in a row, trade him to some desperate contender for prospects and maybe the $5-6 mil. Sounds like a plan!

Fred's Brim said...

Belli2 coming back for cheap!

rbnlaw said...

Sheets wanted the deadly "player option" for season 2. These have not gone well for the Blue in the past (see JD Whoo? and Manny).

Meanwhile, Charlie "I can't throw 55" Haeger is back in the running.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, come on, RB, you know Haeger can touch 55. Unfortunately, that's his top speed.