Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ben Sheets on Cubs' radar

This according to the Tribune. Sheets missed the 2009 season after elbow surgery, and has been plagued by injuries his entire career. But other than 2006, when he started just 17 games, he won 10 games or more every season from 2001-2008.

The 31-year-old was seeking a two-year deal for upwards of $20 million. Giving him that would be utterly absurd. But if Hendry could get him with an incentive-laden deal that would only pay him decent money if he were to produce at a high level, I'm all for it. There's no doubt that Sheets is at least a #3 starter when healthy, and he would provide a nice bridge from Zambrano and Lilly to Dempster and Wells.

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