Mets-Sheets Chatter

MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone transcribes some comments from’s Tom Verducci, and also provides his own insight into Ben Sheets‘ possible demands.  The Mets like him, but they want to do a heavily incentive-based deal similar to Brad Penny‘s.  Sheets, having had a much better season than Penny, is apparently seeking two years and $18MM or so with a third-year option.

I’m surprised Sheets would want to lock himself in for multiple years given the down market.  If he’s confident in his health, a straight one-year deal could be best.  Sheets did already turn down such an offer from the Brewers (their offer of arbitration), but that was back on December 7th.

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