Monday, January 25, 2010

Heyman Isn't Optimistic on Sheets, Back up Plans Anyone?

If the Mets offseason plans can be put in the form of an alphabet, the Mets are staring plan Q right in the face.

In the world of "you've got to be kidding me", Jon Heyman on twitter seems to think the Mets will not land Ben Sheets. I have been a huge proponent of the Mets signing Sheets, both for upside and general morale, and I still think should they choose to pay up, Sheets will end up in New York. But, should they miss out on him to the A's or Rangers, the Mets are looking at a serious drop off in free agent pitching talent.

Heyman cites the Mets as potentially being interested in Garland, Washburn and Smoltz, should they miss out on Sheets. Look, I'd be fine with any of those three options, if they weren't the only addition being made. However, Heyman's making it seem less likely that we're looking at a Sheets/Smoltz combo, and more likely that it's going to just be Smoltz.

As I've been advocating for the last week or so, Omar needs to do whatever necessary to get Sheets in here. The only way I wouldn't be upset about losing out on Sheets, is if he just flat out says he doesn't want to play in NY. Which we haven't heard yet. Although, the longer this drags out the more likely it is that the Mets haven't been discounted as a landing spot because Sheets and his agent can't afford for that to happen.

1 comment:

  1. Nice job. i agree with this line "I'd be fine with any of these three options" or even better sheets and one of those pitchers. DEPTH