Some have suggested Ben Sheets‘ recent elbow injury increases his chances of re-signing with the Brewers, as it may lower his price. Beat writer Tom Haudricourt, however, says he will probably be allowed to leave via free agency. The pitcher won’t rule out a return, but Haudricourt said "Sheets’ red eyes and solemn words told the story."
My guess is that Sheets will look more and more appealing as the offseason progresses and the other big names fall off the board. The numbers are good, and he made 30+ starts for the first time since ’04. Sheets has a muscle tear near the elbow, but will that prevent him from getting a four-year offer?