According to Jeff Fletcher of AOL FanHouse, the deal is for one year, $10 million. That is crazy. I would not have spent that much for one year.
So I’m sure you have heard from CBSSports and other outlets that Ben Sheets is now with the Oakland A’s. While some of you may not be surprised, I actually am. I thought the Mets would have gotten him.
Anyway, the deal is for one year, $8 million. Now does that not just blow your mind? How the heck did they get Sheets for that and the Mets could not? The guy was asking for two years, $10-12 million.
The A’s got him for ONE YEAR!
I’m a little pissed despite I was not so sure I wanted him.
So now the Mets have made an offer to John Smoltz. Well, at least Joe DeMayo of NYBD seems to think so. What the offer is and if it happened remains to be seen.
But seriously? We have to deal with another Brave? Did the Mets NOT learn their lesson from the first one? Now I’m not going to completely knock Tom Glavine. He did do some things right. It is amazing, though, how one comment can ruin you in New York. Now, we do not want any Braves.
So who else are the Mets going to make a run for? Chien-Ming Wang and Jon Garland. Heaven help us! Wang will be throwing off a mound within two weeks.
TWO WEEKS??? We’re supposed to wait two weeks? Unbelievable! Pitchers and catchers are supposed to reporting in three weeks. It would be nice to have a pitcher there who can actually pitch without worrying about his arm falling off.
In other news, Xavier Nady has signed with the Chicago Cubs for one year pending a physical. There goes one guy I would have liked at first base.