Sheets To Mets?

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Mets are interested in landing a big name starter; but might now want to give up too much to acquire one. The perfect fit right now appears to be the Brewers, who have starting pitcher Ben Sheets. The Brewers have a lot of depth in their rotation right now and could afford to trade Sheets, especially because he has one year with eleven million dollars on his contract. But because he has had some injury problems the past three seasons failing to start over 25 games, they probably can't get as much. Nevertheless, Sheets was 12-5 this season with a 3.82 ERA and 106 K in 141.1 innings, so he can still pitch and be effective. If the Brewers are looking for prospects in return, I expect them to inquire about Francisco Pena, son of Tony Pena Sr. He is a young catcher who has a lot of potential and is considered to be the next catcher for the Mets. However, if they get one player in return, they might be able to snag one of the Mets outfielders, but only if they pay most of his contract. I suspect they would ask for Carlos Gomez. Mets GM Omar Minaya will probably look to big name players before falling back on Sheets, but I think that is his best bet.


Aaron 8:00 PM CST  

"Omar Minaya will probably look to big name players before falling back on Sheets..."

Uh-huh. If Minaya can't snag, say Santana, then he'll just have to take Sheets off the hapless Brewers hands - perhaps for a ptbnl. Suprised you don't have him going to the Yankees for Melky.

Anonymous 10:15 PM CST  

i think the Brewers are smart enough to not be raped by these toolbag GM's who are seen as great because of their endless payrolls. Sheets won't go anywhere unless they get quality in return, and an OF prospect won't help much because once their top pick from last year is up, their OF is set.

Anonymous 7:19 PM CST  

The cubs should go after sheets..
they need another solid starter
maybe marshall and cedeno

Anonymous 11:31 AM CST  

there is no way the brewers would ever trade sheets to the cubs. sheets will have to go to a team that can afford his salary (mets or yanks) and the brewers will look for a left fielder (crawford). I think there will be a three way deal with the rays crew and new york team, with the brewers landing crawford

Anonymous 12:07 AM CST  

yes! i'm with you on a 3-team deal landing crawford. It's like i posted that myself. good job

Anonymous 6:20 PM CST  

I hear the mets are wanting to trade for Oaklands Dan Haren