I figured we would take this time to step away from Marquette basketball to look at our second favorite team this time of year... The Milwaukee Brewers.
Pitchers and catchers report in less than a week! Very exciting times. This time is also very exciting if you are Ben Sheets. Sheets is in line to really stick it to his old team this year. Not only did he not accept a contract last year (thank you), but he is also without a job because he didn't have surgery over the off-season. I thought he was going to have it and just assumed he did. He didn't, and now he has been caught.
He was all ready to sign a two-year deal with Texas. Apparently he forgot that he had to go through a physical. During the physical, they found out that tendons were ruined and would need surgery in order to be fixed. Hooray!
Well, what does this mean for the Crew? It means that Sheets is really screwing us by costing us draft picks. If he doesn't sign, we get nothing. What are the chances he signs now that he needs surgery that will most likely knock him out for the entire season? (A normal "athlete" would be able to recover and come back for the final couple months or so of the season, but we know that Sheets is not what we like to call an "athlete" in top form.)
So where does this put us? Well, we are not getting the pics we thought for Sabathia because the Yankees put out a crap ton of money for Tiexera. We will get some kind of pick for Shouse. Now we get nothing for Sheets. We went from thinking we were going to have 4 picks in the first 40 or so, to maybe one or two now.
That blows. At least we don't have to worry about watching Sheets and his vagina fall apart on the mound this year.
I used to stick up for this guy. What was I thinking.