Tag: Ben Sheets

Around The Majors: Sheets, LaRoche, and More

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Ben Sheets, who after refusing to throw for teams early in the offseason, will apparently put his repaired right arm on display for suitors. Sheets, 31, has drawn interest from many teams, though it has generally been tempered because of his exorbitant contract demands for a pitcher with injury problems. Sheets has asked for a […]

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Is Pineiro or Garland Next On The Agenda?

An article by posted on January 4, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, the Mets may now be shifting gears and are turning their attention to obtaining a starting pitcher. Minaya is still trying to strike a deal with free-agent catcher Bengie Molina and has turned attention in recent days to a starting pitching pool that includes Ben Sheets, Joel Pineiro […]

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A Snapshot Of The Market For Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on December 28, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s a snapshot of this years free agent market for starting pitchers. I omitted some of the pitchers who quickly re-signed with their teams like Tim Hudson of the Braves, Carl Pavano of the Twins, and Scott Olsen of the Nationals. Of the 29 remaining starters, more than half of them spent time on the disabled list in […]

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Mets Considering Ben Sheets, But Not Rich Harden

An article by posted on November 24, 2009 0 Comments

On Sunday, Bill Madden of the Daily News created a stir in Mets circles when he reported that the Mets will only have about $20 million to spend this offseason. Not nearly enough for the Mets to address their myriad of problems. He said that the Mets should not be considered as bidders for free agents Matt […]

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Mets Reportedly Interested In Ben Sheets

An article by posted on November 14, 2009 0 Comments

Corine Gatti of AHN  has some new information about former Brewers ace, Ben Sheets. Sheets’ agent Casey Close said that his client is returning. “We have already heard from a number of teams inquiring about Ben’s health and availability for 2010,” Close told ESPN.com Friday. “I will tell you that he has a very good chance […]

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Looking Out For Number 2

An article by posted on September 26, 2009 0 Comments
Looking Out For Number 2

After the 2007 season, the Mets faithful were thrilled by the acquisition of ace Johan Santana.  Despite only poor team performances since his acquisition, Johan’s contributions to the team have been unending and undeniably huge, highlighted by his memorable effort on the 2nd-to-last-day of the 2008 season and the last game at Shea Stadium that […]

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No Sheets, No Sabathia… No Problem

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

Last year when the Milwaukee Brewers traded for C.C. Sabathia, it was apparent that the Brewers were doing what they had to do to win now. As further proof, when the Brewers struggled late in the season they fired field manager Ned Yost and replaced him with batting instructor Dale Sveum. We all know how […]

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Metsmerized Today – Amazin’ Ron Taylor, Beware of Sheets, Bobby V

An article by posted on June 2, 2009 0 Comments

We have a special treat for you this morning. Our friends over at Bugs and Cranks, had an opportunity to interview former Mets reliever and one of the heroes of the 1969 Mets, Ron Taylor. Taylor recorded nine wins and set a then-team record 13 saves for the ‘69 Metropolitans, the first of three consecutive seasons […]

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Will Perez Force Mets To Get A Starter At Deadline?

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

I was just reading an interesting article by David Lennon of Newsday on his blog. Lennon seems all fired up about comments that were made by Jerry Manuel and Dan Warthen who both said they were encouraged by Ollie’s last start. I was kind of surprised yesterday to hear both manager Jerry Manuel and pitching […]

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Mets Sign Pitcher Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on January 22, 2009

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, the Mets have signed righthanded starter Feddy Garcia. Freddy Garcia is a Met. The righthander agreed to a minor-league deal with the Mets tonight, the Daily News has learned. It’s believed he can earn as much as $8 million to $9 million if he makes the team […]

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