Posted on: May 24, 2009 3:31 am
Edited on: May 27, 2009 11:26 pm

Peavy to Brewers by mid June.

Last year, as soon as Doug Melvin believed that the Brewers had a legitimate chance of making the playoffs he went out and made the biggest trade of the year. This year he may do the same thing, maybe only a little earlier.

Jake Peavy turned down a trade to the Chicago White Sox last week and has said that he wants to stay in the national league, he also made a suggestion that he wants to play in "middle america."

In that case, what better place for him to play than Milwaukee, it seems to fit all these criteria.  Also the brewers are a very competitive team and with their wealth of young talent should remain so for quite some time.  

The brewers offered C.C. Sabathia $100 million during this past offseason and Peavy's contract over the next 4 1/2 years would be less than that.  Peavy is a bonafide ace just like Sabathia and if they were willing to ante up to try to aquire Sabathia I don't see any reason they wouldn't do the same with Peavy.  Also,with the emergence of Mat Gamel at third base a potential Bill Hall trade/salary dump seems more and more likely which could free up enough salary space to entice Mark Attanasio to open his pockets and make a serious run at Peavy.

If the brewers were to aquire Jake Peavy and with the core of players already in place, I believe that they would become chamionship contenders for years to come. 

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 14, 2009 1:50 am
Edited on: March 14, 2009 2:07 am

Brewers Spring Training Thoughts

 So far this spring there's been a few things that I've noticed about the crew.  First off,  I was a little alarmed to see that Prince Fielder has lost quite a bit of weight.  Luckily though it hasn't seemed to affect his power stroke considering he's gone deep twice in two games.  Secondly, Corey Hart has been absolutely tearing it up so far this spring.  Through ten games he's batting .429 with 3 HR, 3 SB, and a .429 OBP.  If he keeps it up maybe we will finally have a legitimate lead off hitter to set the table for Braun and Fielder.  Lastly, it seems like the Brewers are starting to play more fundamentally sound baseball under the tutelage of new head coach Ken Macha, which is very promising.  The pitching staff is going to give up it's fair share of runs, but if we can play good fundamental baseball offensively and defensively maybe we can make up some of those runs.
It might just be optimistic thinking, but you gotta have faith right?  Go Crew!


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