Regarding Ben Sheets, I can't say that I'm shocked.
Lord, it appears that he and his agent screwed the pooch on this one. Though what would have happened if he accepted arbitration but was broken at the time of the hearing?
I actually feel bad for Sheets. There, I said it. It's kind of how I felt when Jack Ikegwanu (I know I didn't spell that right) tore his knee up after declaring for the draft - piling unfortunate luck on top of questionable decisions.