Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quick Poll

If you were the Brewers GM, would you sign Ben Sheets at the end of this year to a 5 year, $88 Million dollar guaranteed money deal?

Would you? Go ahead and go on record.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me talk to Mark A. first to find out how much payroll I'll have the next few years. If he's willing to spend another $8-10mil next year, the contract isn't as tough to swallow.

Anonymous said...

heck no

Anonymous said...

heck yes

Anonymous said...

I would look at that as a 4 year - $69 million contract because next year would be "free" as Gagne ($10 mil) and Cameron ($7 mil) will be off the books.

Sure, why not. Starting pitching wins titles.

Benjamin said...

Next year is free? What? With Prince, Corey and Rickie all arbitration eligible next year the freed up money is already spent.

I wouldn't do it. The Crew can't expose themselves to that much risk. If they sign him and it doesn't work out they can't just say "oh well" and move on. They would be hamstrung until the contract is over.

At the end of the year you give him a gift basket, a pat on the back, wish him luck and run like hell with those two extra draft picks in your back pocket.

Brad said...

Woz, where's the "K-Bye" label?

No, I wouldn't give him that kind of money. Let the Mets deal with those injuries. The New York Mets: Where free agents go to die.

Anonymous said...

trade him to the yankees for phil hughes, draft choices, and 100 billion dollars...thats a reasonable fee for them right? it won't matter anyways since sheets said he's gone after this year. move that homo at the trade deadline when we will no doubt be 8+ games out of the wildcard.

-sanchez

AP said...

5 years at 88 Mil averages out to 17.6 Mil per year. He's already making 11 Mil this year, so the added burden to the Brewers is only 6.6 Mil per year. At least for the first few years of that contract it might even be less than that and that'd be pretty easy to swallow.

I shouldn't say "only" when talking about 6.6 million dollars, but in baseball that is a relatively small number. The Brewers had absolutely NO problem whatsover flushing 10 Mil dollars down the toilet this year on a gamble on Gagne. Suppan is scheduled to make 12.5 Mil next year. Is Sheets 5 Mil a year better than Suppan? I'd say he is.

I would say yes they absolutely should do that deal. This whole notion of being a "contender" goes out the window next year with the pitching they would have if they lost Big Ben.

Tony said...

I would agree with AP

Tony said...

Did I just say that?

Anonymous said...

Absofuckinglutely

Anonymous said...

Not a chance,

garcia said...

Like Bacardi and Cola...."Do it"
I agree more on the basis of next year not having any pitching... where's it gonna come from?
We can't bank on throw in pitchers having career years like the jokers in Chi-town and St. Louis.

can someone tell me why no one can hit the likes of Ryan Dempster, Jason Marquis, Kyle Lohse, Braden Looper and every other pitcher on the cardinal roster not named adam wainright?