I can't believe that there are esteemed members of this blog who think the Brewers should make an attempt to resign Sheets. Fellas, here's the facts:
(1) He's 30.
(2) His career first half / second half splits:
1st Half: 56-43, 3.50 ERA
2nd Half: 30-40, 4.04 ERA
His August numbers are particularly troubling: 12-17, 4.42 ERA
Any idea why that happens?
(3) He doesn't take care of himself.
Yes, he's had some fluke injuries, like the inner ear thing. But he wears down in the second half -- and his performance suffers -- because he's not in shape. It's clear he's not taking care of his legs when you see second-half injuries like a torn muscle behind his shoulder. Because he doesn't take care of his legs, he puts more pressure on his arm -- and that's not a good thing when you throw 95 mph and rely heavily on your curveball.
(4) We can't afford to sink another $10 million into a starting pitcher when we're already paying Suppan $12 million. A quarter of our payroll on two starting pitchers -- one injury prone, the other a complete fucktard -- is a recipe for disaster.
(5) Teddy Higuera. That's all I'm saying. Teddy Fucking Higuera.
So, please, stop with the "resign Sheets" stuff. It's for the better.