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.