Re: Ben Sheets
- From: jonathan <jmerin77@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:49:30 -0800 (PST)
On Jan 13, 10:08 am, Matt <matttel...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 13, 7:41 am, Harlan Lachman <har...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"blackje...@xxxxxxx" <blackje...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 12, 7:57 pm, Mary1973 <mlaw...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 12, 4:33 am, "bklyntom" <harrykris...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The last i've heard was the yankees were reviewing his medcal recods -
nothing. I'm not advocating a big commitment here, but a one year
w/appearance or IP protection might be worth a shot. He's a young guy who
was once a pretty good pitcher.
Maybe the air from Flushing Bay would do him good.
If Sheets stayed healthy his entire career he'd be getting a bigger
contract than CC Sabathia. If you had to pick a pitcher to start just
one game and your choses were CC Sabathia, Burnett, Lowe, Perez, or
Sheets, you would pick Sheets. He's the most talented pitcher of this
free agent class. Unfortunately, he's also the least durable.
One would think, that since even Sheets and his agent know this, it
would be possible to assemble an incentive laden contract that paid him
$15 mil for a 20 win dominating season and the minimum for sitting on
the DL. If we also had two or three years of options with the same terms
this would be my preference to Lowe or Perez.
It would be nice. Unfortunately, major league rules ban "team
which is what a win-based contract would be. You could write one based
on the number
of innings pitched, however, which would make more sense anyway.
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That's true. Also, no sane pitcher would sign a 20-win incentive
contract. They'd be foolish. Winning 20 games in this era has
nothing to do with the way you pitch, and everything to do with run
support and the quality of your bullpen.
There are a total of (36) 20-win seasons in the last 10 years, which
is less then 4 pitchers per season. Another way to look at it is if
there are 5 starting spots and 30 teams, that's 150 full-time starter
equivalents x 10 seasons. That's 1,500 full-time starting pitcher
equivalents. Of those, there have been 36 20-win seasons. That's
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