Ben Sheets, who missed all of 2009 with an arm injury and subsequent surgery, could be an intriguing possibility for any team willing to take a chance on the oft-injured pitcher. The Mets may be one of those teams.
In 2008, Sheets appeared in 31 games, pitching 198 1-3 innings. He posted a 3.91 ERA and a 1.150 WHIP. He notched a 7.2 SO/9.
Last night I pondered if the Mets should take a chance on Sheets, on Twitter. Here are some responses I got…
Mets_Fever said: Johan and Big Ben would be a great 1-2 punch
kerelcoop said: considering all the injuries we just had, I can't take a chance on Sheets. I wouldn't feel comfortable.
samtpage said: Sheets was the best thing to come out of that report. If he gets injured, no biggie. Lackey injured (as usual), 70mil wasted
Frank_Guate said: SHEETS IS AMAZING when he’s in the game... but is a high risk... now the new contract can be full of incentives...
mattsito said: but what they need is solid and dependable, not another roll of the dice. Ollie, Pelf, & Maine are risks of a different sort
What is your take on the Mets possibly adding Sheets for next season?