Can you believe it? The Mets are actually going to pursue this guy. They are being considered serious contenders.
Buster Olney of ESPN feels the Mets and the Atheltics are possibly the best options because they have the most money to spend at this point in the offseason.
He could help the Mets. There is no question about that. But it would help if he stayed healthy.
Oh I have not mentioned who yet, have I?
While he is not Felix Hernandez, Sheets still could be a legitimate number two. Again, providing he stays healthy. Sheets has been gone from the game for a whole year because of elbow surgery.
To get teams to feel comfortable bidding on him, he allowed for a demonstration. What happened? Mike Bauman of MLB.com can explain:
…he threw well. He threw his fastball and topped out in the low 90s.
He mixed in his curve, which was often a devastatingly effective pitch for him. He threw without hitches, without restrictions.
Okay. Sounds good. But does this warrant the price he is asking? Two-years, $10 million to $12 million.
I would make sure that contract has some serious health incentives. Something like, “stay healthy and you’ll get more”. The Mets cannot keep getting burned by injury prone players.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever witnessed a player who is such a crapshoot like Sheets.
Oh wait! I forgot. Oliver Perez.