As we expected, not a whole lot going on in baseball land tonight which leaves you free to watch Kobe vs. LeBron and/or the NFL (if you happen to live in one of those places that actually gets the NFL Network). I’m headed out to see “Up in the Air.”
It seems that the Mets are taking a chance on rehabbing Kelvim Escobar, the former Angels starter/reliever who is trying to make a comeback. With him headed to Queens and Justin Duchscherer apparently going back to California, that leaves Ben Sheets as the obvious “reclamation project” pitcher still out there.
Sheets is someone we’ve all talked about since the offseason began, and my thinking on him is this: Great idea, would love to have him but not at anything close to what he’s asking. At this point, it’s hard to imagine Sheets getting anything close to the $12 million he was reportedly seeking earlier, but even if it dropped considerably I’d still be hesitant. Big upside, to be sure, but given his injury history, big risk, too.
The Yankees don’t figure to be players for Sheets, but it’ll be interesting to see which GM decideds to spend big and roll the dice.