Monday, December 3, 2007
According to the Providence Journal, the Red Sox are in discussions with the Brewers about Ben Sheets. Maybe this means the Red Sox will throw in either Lester or Buchholz, along with Ellsbury and a minor leaguer. Maybe this means the Twins are leaning towards the Yankees offer and will go to a plan B. I think Sheets would be a great pickup. You cannot rely on Tim Wakefield despite him putting up 17 wins, and Curt Schilling only put up 9 wins, so adding another starter would definitely be good. Sheets is only 29, and has had double-digit wins in six of the past seven seasons. This week, the Red Sox are expected to be quiet. They have been shopping Coco Crisp for sometime and I expect some deal done by the end of the week. I have also heard that they may be looking for catcher, and could try and sign Michael Barrett, who would benefit from playing in Fenway Park. However, if they do plan to go for Michael Barrett, they better make sure that Varitek is ready to catch Tim Wakefield. Personally, if the Brewers are going to trade Chris Capuano in a trade for Scott Rolen, I doubt they would trade Sheets as well. I'm sure we will know more by the end of the week, in both situations.