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Okay, maybe Ben Sheets is a stretch. Then again... maybe not.
Purchasing the eight-year vet might be the only option worth pursuing if the Twins want to take a shot at the playoffs and to potentially go deep.
Don't let the issues he had in Milwaukee fool you. He was an all-star in 2007 and 2008 for a reason. He has the ability and the veteran leadership the Twins rotation desires to compliment Pavano.
Let's not forget that in due to injury and money issues (much like current Twins starting third baseman Joe Crede), Sheets' career is in doubt. Much the same, the veteran might consider the thought for three key reasons.
3. To get back in the game. The guy is a talent and wants to play and the Twins need a "real" arm in the starting rotation.
2. Signing with the cross border team in spite. Much like the Brett Favre situation is to football, Sheets could be that next player to cross the border and play in the land of lakes.
1. Redemption. He'll want to get something he has yet to get in his eight years of playing. Ironically, the Twins need someone to carry them there.
Then again, Sheets may not be the next big thing Minnesota strives for, knowing the Twins front office.
Let's not forget, Boof Bonser is returning from rehab earlier then expected. He also could be the one to come in and save the Twins from spoiling their last season in the Metrodome.