According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Ben Sheets has signed a one year deal with the A’s, reportedly for more than $8MM. Disappointing, but I’d rather see him end up in Oakland than in Texas, I suppose. We knew that the A’s had money to spend, so this doesn’t really come as a huge surprise, although I know a good portion of us had been holding out hope that he would end up in Mariner blue. Oh well.
Update, 10:56 AM: Both Buster Olney and Jon Heyman are reporting that the deal is for $10MM plus incentives. That’s quite a lot of money. The other piece of news that I neglected to notice, is that Xavier Nady also appears to have agreed to a deal with the Cubs. Meh.