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Meeting with Sheets impressed Girardi

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 09, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi confirmed that the Yankees met with Ben Sheets and his agent, Casey Close, yesterday.

“I faced Ben Sheets when I was with the Cubs and I’ve admired the work that he’s done over the years. It was good to talk to him about his health, his routines and what he likes to do. He’s a very open young man and he was impressive,” Girardi said.

“His numbers stack up against anyone’s. He’s healthy now, we believe. He’s had some injuries, but injuries are what have kept him out of that class. When he’s on the mound, he’s dynamite.”

The Yankees also had conversations with the agents representing A.J. Burnett and Derek Lowe. This serves two purposes: It pressures CC Sabathia and protects the Yankees should Sabathia wimp out and sign elsewhere. Plus they need at least two starters.

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