Oakland A’s Sign Ben Sheets

Baseball bet could see the Oakland Athletics have a little bit more success this season as the A’s picked up veteran pitcher Ben Sheets on Tuesday.

The free-agent pitcher signed a one-year, $10 million dollar deal with Oakland.  Sheets is a four-time All-Star and could be a valuable addition for the A’s in baseball betting.

Baseball bet has the A’s with a very young pitching staff that could use the veteran presence of Sheets.  Justin Duchscherer is 30 years old but has very little experience and he is considered the veteran.  Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson, Gio Gonzalez and Vin Mazzaro are all 24 years or younger.  Oakland liked what they saw out of Sheets when he threw for scouts about a week ago. “They liked what they saw,” assistant general manager David Forst said, “Enough to lead us to think that we should pursue this.”  Sheets spent eight years with Milwaukee and went 86-83 with a 3.72 ERA. He struck out a career-best 264 batters in 2004 as baseball bet stats showed.

Sheets did not pitch last season in baseball betting but he could be a key player this season along with Duchscherer who also was out last year due to injury.  Those two headline the baseball bet rotation for the A’s. The rest of the starters on the baseball betting odds board for the A’s will be Dallas Braden, Brett Anderson and either Gonzalez or Cahill.

Sheets had elbow surgery almost a year ago to repair a torn flexor tendon.  The addition of Sheets should help an Oakland team that won 75 games a year ago in baseball bet action. The A’s have been active in the off-season to upgrade their team. Baseball bet has them signing Coco Crisp and Kevin Kouzmanoff along with resigning Jack Cust.

The American League West looks better this baseball betting season with the Mariners making a number of off-season moves.  The A’s needed to do something to give themselves a chance to be competitive with the Angels, Mariners and Rangers in baseball bet lines.  What once looked like a soft division in baseball bet odds is looking better all the time. Oakland might even have a chance to have a winning season in 2010.  They could have finished with a winning record a year ago if not for a late season collapse that saw them lose their last seven games.