Ken Davidoff has a lot of new info in today’s column. One especially intriguing tidbit: an NL official he spoke to believes the Brewers "could seriously contemplate" trading Ben Sheets.
Sheets, 29, has averaged about 135 innings over the last three seasons. This year it was a sprained finger sidelining him rather than shoulder woes. At $11MM in 2008, Sheets is the Brewers’ highest paid player. His limited no-trade clause allows him to be dealt to only 8 clubs without his permission. He’s likely to leave the Brewers via free agency after the season, and they do have decent pitching depth. Doug Melvin will have to weigh any offers against the possibility of getting two draft picks for Sheets.
Davidoff mentions Sheets as one of several frontline pitchers who could be on the Mets’ radar.