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Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:51 pm

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/01/cubs-to-make-run-at-sheets.html

As Ken Rosenthal guessed last week, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly set to make a run at free agent pitcher Ben Sheets, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

According to Sullivan, Cubs GM Jim Hendry contacted Sheets' agent during the Winter Meetings. Sheets is reportedly asking for two years and a guaranteed $10-12MM, though the Cubs believe "they have a good shot at landing him with an incentive-laden deal."


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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby DaShiz23 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:08 am

This is just great. I mean, I have hated this guy for so long, dominating the Cubs and whatnot. Plus, he has been such a tease as far as being healthy. And now the Cubs are gonna throw a bunch a cash at the guy?
If he signs and doesn't get hurt, it can't hurt. But that is one big IF.
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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:32 am

Are you kidding me? Harden cost Texas $7.5 million (plus $11 million option or $1 million buyout) and he didn't just miss a year. I mean, Sheets is better than nothing but come on.

Edit: is that $10-12 mil per year or total? If the latter, disregard the previous statement and I say ;-D

Edit 2:
Sheets reportedly has been asking for a two-year deal averaging around $10 million to $12 million per year
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-12-cubs-sheets-jan12,0,7869164.story :-t
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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:39 am

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?pl ... position=P

Sheets' fastball has improved but his curveball has divebombed since 2005 to the point where its actually a below average pitch. His K rate was 6.75 in '07 and 7.17 in '08. Add the fact that he's coming off an entire year lost to injury and we're looking at further regression.

But whatever, hopefully the Cubs staff will find if there's anything wrong and will be able to make a good judgment on his potential return (hint: this probably won't happen).
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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:46 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=710&position=P

Sheets' fastball has improved but his curveball has divebombed since 2005 to the point where its actually a below average pitch. His K rate was 6.75 in '07 and 7.17 in '08. Add the fact that he's coming off an entire year lost to injury and we're looking at further regression.

But whatever, hopefully the Cubs staff will find if there's anything wrong and will be able to make a good judgment on his potential return (hint: this probably won't happen).


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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby wrveres » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:11 am

the Cubs are interested..
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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:30 am

wrveres wrote:
the Cubs are interested..
:-X


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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:46 am

AussieDodger wrote:
wrveres wrote:
the Cubs are interested..
:-X


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Re: Ben Sheets - The Cubs ARE interested

Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:43 pm

I'm not sure Sheets fits all of the Cubs' injury requirements. They typically go after really really injured guys.
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