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    Okland signs Sheets to 1 year deal

    SI.com's Jon Heyman says (via Twitter) that Sheets will get $10MM in 2010 plus performance bonuses. Pretty sweet deal for a guy that missed all of last season.

    10 million for a player that didn't play last year WOW



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    Re: Okland signs Sheets to 1 year deal

    Lot of money but I bet the A's are banking that Sheets gets off to a hot start and they can deal him to a contender for some prospects. Sort of like they did with Matt Holliday last year essentially.


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    Re: Okland signs Sheets to 1 year deal

    Thats way to much money for a guy who is essentially an unknown at this point in his career...I read that he wanted 8 mil and you give him 10!? Not exactly moneyball there.



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    Re: Okland signs Sheets to 1 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    Lot of money but I bet the A's are banking that Sheets gets off to a hot start and they can deal him to a contender for some prospects. Sort of like they did with Matt Holliday last year essentially.
    The interesting thing is what happens if Okland is in the race will they lose him for nothing at the end of the year or trade him?



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    Re: Okland signs Sheets to 1 year deal

    I thought that was a very good signing...until I saw that dollar amount! Wow...that is a huge gamble because if he isn't healthy they will have wasted a ton of money from an already small budget!



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    Re: Okland signs Sheets to 1 year deal

    Very, very suprising. I thought Sheets would get a low base contract with high dollar incentives.

    Especially surprised it was the A's. They just bought themselves a big lottery ticket.



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    Re: Okland signs Sheets to 1 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Very, very suprising. I thought Sheets would get a low base contract with high dollar incentives.

    Especially surprised it was the A's. They just bought themselves a big lottery ticket.
    No they didn't because the A's will never pay him the entire 10 million. Sheets has put up decent numbers in the first half of the season over his career, but has been hurt a lot during the 2nd half of the season. Billy Beane knows that, and he knows that a contending team will be willing to pay 4 or 5 million to take Sheets off of his books around the trade deadline.

    Sheets 2nd half injury woes won't be Billy Beanes problem; they'll be Jim Hendry's. If the Cubs are in contention (and they should be), they'll pull the trigger on renting Sheets for 2 months.



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