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Ben Sheets is going to make a lot of money

Jan 19, 2010, 3:14 PM EST

We’re getting some partial scouting reports from Ben Sheets workout down in Louisiana today, courtesy of a series of tweets from Trenni Kusnierek of the MLB Network.

The summary: there were about 20 scouts watching Sheets.  He started a bit erratically, hitting 88-90 on the gun and sometimes missing his spots, but then got comfortable and started humming it in more consistently, topping out at 91.  After a second round including some breaking pitches, a scout told Kusnierek that Sheets looked good: “Good mechanics. Great shape. Is way ahead of where he’d be velocity wise at [the beginning of a] normal spring.”

That sound you hear is about a half dozen teams calling Sheets’ agent offering him something like $8 million plus incentives or options or whatever.

  1. WC - Jan 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    The suckers are lining up to spend their money. What a racket.

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