Wednesday, June 25, 2008
After GM Doug Melvin took a pass on trying to sign Ben Sheets to an extension in the off-season, he will now find himself in a potential bidding war if he wants to keep him. If the second half of the season goes anything like the first, he will be paying up. Sheets has let it be known that he will test the waters of free agency and who can blame him. He's 9-1 with a .259 era after 15 starts. Melvin wanted to wait and see if Sheets could stay healthy after a series of injuries in the last few seasons (he hasn't pitched 200 innings since '03)and now it will cost him to keep him.