TR Sullivan is reporting (uhem...it was more than just a gut feeling right TRS?) today that TX nixed a 2 yr deal with Sheets after he flunked his physical. It appears that the partial tendon tear was more serious than previously thought and that rest and rehab would not be enough to allow him to pitch for a full season.
Wow! Medical science is an imperfect art indeed but eventually they get their man. So I guess the issue is should TX take a risk on him signing a minimum salary deal for 2 years with incentives that kick in the second year of the contract. Having a possible ace on the staff in 2010 would make this team a contender and they will have gaping holes in the rotation after Millwood and Padilla leave (hopefully). I would do it. As Jamey Newberg wrote this AM, Joe Lieber is a good comp, as NY did the same with him and he came back to pitch a nice year with 2 playoff starts after his recovery.
Ok so I guess our rotation is set now unless we make a trade: Millwood, Padilla, Harrison, McCarthy, Feldman. UGH.