There was some speculation that Sheets would accept arbitration in order to prove his health, then seek a multi-year deal after the 2009 season.
Heyman writes that the Yankees may pursue Sheets if they aren’t able to land one or two of C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Derek Lowe.
Sheets is a known ace-talent, but is it worth surrendering a first-round pick to offer Sheets multiple years?