The Mets can kiss another potential starting pitcher goodbye as the Oakland A’s signed big question mark Ben Sheets today to a one-year $10 million deal.
Sure, signing sheets was a gamble, but it might’ve been a worthy one. Whether or not Sheets can be what he was in 2008 is the big unknown. Frankly, $10 million seems like an awful lot for someone who hasn’t proven himself in more than a season and is coming off surgery.
Some good news did arrive today for the Mets. Johan Santana threw about 25 pitches this morning in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and said he felt good after, according to ESPN. He also said he didn’t feel anything strange in his arm and his mechanics were good.