Thursday, July 24, 2008

7-0 on the road...

My job doesn't give me the time I used to have to post here.

That said, I would be remiss if I didn't pump my fist and celebrate the Brewers 7-0 road trip. They're leading for the Wild Card now. If the Cubs had been kind enough to lose, they'd be T-I-E-D for the NL Central lead.

Damn, it's good to be a Brewers fan.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Sabathia a Brewer!

The Brewers have acquired CC Sabathia for Matt LaPorta, two minor-league pitchers, and a player to be named later.

As a rental - it's a good deal. The Brewers offense leaned heavily to the right side of the plate, and so, in a sense, LaPorta was too much of a good thing (being a right-handed hitter, albeit a very good one).

If the Brewers make the playoffs, they win this trade, no matter what happens in LaPorta's future (which I hope is a good one).

The only question will be whether Sabathia and Sheets sign with the Brewers, or if they give Jack Zdurinek and Doug Melvin the chance to pick up four more players in the first 60 picks than one would otherwise expect (due to major-league baseball compensation system for free agency).

If Sabathia and Sheets re-sign, the Brewers will be in the driver's seat of the NL Central for a long time.