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Did the Rangers miss out on Sheets?

I know some of you weren't happy to see that the Oakland A's signed Ben Sheets on Tuesday. Once again, an AL West team is out on the market getting aggressive. This division has really stepped it up this offseason.

But the deal was one year at $10 million. A few folks I talked to thought Sheets would get a similar deal to what Rich Harden got from the Rangers. Apparently not. Harden got $7.5 million with a club option for 2011.

Is Sheets worth the money? That's hard to say. When he's healthy, he has ace-type stuff. It's why the Rangers had a two-year agreement in place with him last offseason before he failed a physical and required surgery.

But $10 million sure seems like a lot for a guy just coming back off that surgery after missing 2009. And while the Rangers were interested -- they made no secret about that -- the pricetag was too high.

Do you think the Rangers really missed out on a great opportunity? Or did the A's overpay?