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  1. Will he return as a SP in his first year or BP?

    Comment by neuter_your_dogma — November 12, 2009 @ 10:11 am

  2. I wonder what the contract would look like. Incentive laden, no doubt. But what about base?

    Comment by Brendon — November 12, 2009 @ 10:46 am

  3. Minor quibble: When you compare Sheets’ WAR to Zambrano’s, you ought to include batting value. Sheets has a higher pitching WAR total, but Zambrano is over 7 WAR better than Sheets since 2002 in batting. If Sheets had played in 2009, that number would likely be even more in Zambrano’s favor.

    Of course, if Sheets signs with an AL team, it doesn’t matter. But I don’t think it’s fair to discuss Zambrano’s value without at least accounting for the fact that he’s been one of the best hitting pitchers in the game. He’s like a shortstop who is just average on defense but a good hitter. All in all, that makes for a pretty good player.

    Comment by b_rider — November 12, 2009 @ 11:19 am

  4. Ben has a better BB/K ratio. Carlos is too much of a free swinger. Ha.

    Comment by neuter_your_dogma — November 12, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  5. As a mets fan my dream off-season would be signing Sheets and Harden. But then considering our luck they’ll both not only get injured (nothing unlucky about that with those two obviously) but both will stink when they actually play.

    But enough Met fan negativity. I think that with the money we could sink into Lackey we could get both Sheets and Harden, with better results. Anyone with more knowledge than me think this is true? How much is being estimated that either guy is going to be able to command?

    Comment by David Foy — November 12, 2009 @ 11:45 am

  6. Wouldn’t a better title have been “Don’t Sleep On Ben Sheets”?

    Comment by Tim K. — November 12, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

  7. haha good one

    Comment by R M — November 12, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

  8. True that. Pitchers are starting to realize that throwing him anything near the zone is dumb. He swings, hard, at just about everything. He’s fun to watch hit, though. He hits batting-practice shots longer than most of the Cubs’ position players.

    Comment by Al Dimond — November 12, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

  9. Santana

    Comment by Gleb — November 12, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

  10. August 10th, 2010:


    Comment by Conballs — November 12, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

  11. Wow, that’s ugly.

    Comment by Or — November 14, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

  12. Congrats Ben. Good luck going to the Braves!

    Comment by Sharon LeBlanc — July 1, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

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