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Capuano won't return to Brewers

Posted on: December 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Chris Capuano The Brewers have broken off negotiations with lefty starter Chris Capuano after determining there wasn't a spot for him in the rotation, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Capuano was a feel-good story after coming back from his second Tommy John surgery to make nine starts for the Brewers, appearing in the majors for the first time since 2007. The 32-year-old went 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 24 appearances and had hoped to work out an extension.

“Chris wants to be a starting pitcher and we don’t see a match at this time,” Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said. “We like Chris a lot but we both decided it was best he look elsewhere. I heard teams are showing interest.”

The Brewers have added starters Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum to their rotation this offseason, and the Brewers also intend to start Yovani Gallardo, Randy Wolf and Chris Narveson.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 12:10 am

Capuano won't return to Brewers

It is surely all actually new to me which bit of composing severely opened my eyes.Many thanks for sharing with us your understanding.

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2010 9:24 am

Capuano won't return to Brewers

I think Cincy showed reality last year...this by far will be the most laughable division in baseball again....Cincy wins division by 10+..Theirot? I hope that was sarcasm...The Cards better hit all year long this season...not just for 4 months....but I do like their top 5 hitters...But if the Reds start Chapman go ahead and pencil them in for October. By the way....Braves fan unbiased.

Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2010 9:12 am

Capuano won't return to Brewers

I'm a Cubs fan but I have to admit Capuano was a really good story to hear about.  The guy works hard, some team should give him a shot in the back end of the rotation or a spot starter.  I'm sure he could do long relief.  Brewers should win the WEAK NL Central this year, Cardinals now have Ryan Theriot so you know that team isn't going anywhere, and Cincinnati will come back to reality.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2010 8:12 pm

Capuano won't return to Brewers

Capuano is a "much better pitcher" than Randy Wolf?  Lumpoco, do you watch baseball?  Randy Wolf has been solid the past few years, and has 4.13 career ERA while Cap has a career 4.35 ERA.  Not to mention, Wolf had a 1.85 ERA in September and looks to be finally settling into Brewers baseball. 

Wolf is the better pitcher.  End of story.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2010 6:11 pm

Capuano won't return to Brewers

First off, I must say that his name is really cool. just rolls off your tongue. I am surprised that the Brewers chose not to keep him. He is not a bad pitcher. With the right team he will flourish. He pitches left-handed and is only 32. I see him signing with a team with young pitching in need of a veteran presence. Perhaps at the right price my Oakland A's might sign him. I think the Brewers are turned off by his past injuries because there is no way Randy Wolf is a better pitcher than Capuano...well at least not in this universe....perhaps in an alternative one. 

Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 10:45 am

Capuano won't return to Brewers

Personally, I wish Cappy and the Crew could come to terms. I think he would be great insurance in case Narveson struggles out of the pen. However, I think the Crew's plan is for Parra to be the long man/spot starter. Personally, I think Parra might be a little bit better in the pen and Cappy better as a spot starter. I just hope that wherever Cappy goes, it doesn't come back and bite the Crew in the butt.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2010 11:21 pm

Capuano won't return to Brewers

I don't know why Chris wants to be in the rotation anyways. He's much better in the bullpen. The Brewers already have their rotation set with Greinke, Gallardo, Marcum, Wolf, and Narveson. 

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2010 10:19 pm

Capuano won't return to Brewers

JSOnline stated Capuano actually asked for his release because he wanted to be a starter ONLY - Melvin wanted to keep him (and rightfully so).  Unfortunate.

Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2010 9:56 pm

Capuano won't return to Brewers

I would rather see them keep Capuano and move the other lefty to the bull pen

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2010 7:30 pm

Capuano won't return to Brewers

Wow...there's some depth you'd like to keep around...and thought we were...but if he needs to make his play to start...there are opportunities...All the best Cappy!

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