Yankeeist favorite Ben Sheets is off to a decent start with Oakland, picking up his first win of the season last night on the strength of six scoreless innings. Sheets has a 2.65 ERA (although an unsightly 5.71 xFIP) over three starts.
It’s obviously too early to say if Sheets will regain his once-dominating form, but this could turn out to be the sleeper signing of the offseason. Sheets’ $10 million price tag pretty clearly scared most teams off, although considering that we’re paying Home Run Javy $11.5 million — and don’t get me wrong, unlike the rest of the ridiculous Yankee fanbase, I am in no way writing Vazquez off after a mere two starts — one can’t help but wonder whether Sheets might’ve been worth the gamble.
If nothing else, Sheets could be an interesting option if Andy Pettitte retires and the Yanks opt not to re-sign Vazquez after the season.
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