Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

The interweb is infected with CC Sabathia-to-the-Brewers rumors right now.

Evidently LaPorta is in the deal offered by Milwaukee.

See here and here and here.

This could be an interesting weekend.

7 comments:

Wrigleyville said...

they should use him as a closer to protect 6 run leads:)

the cubs could then get harden to do marmol's job.

Anonymous said...

It was a 5 run lead, junior.

The extra 2-3 wins that CC would give the Crew just isn't worth giving up LaPorta. And the extra draft picks won't matter for 3-4 more years, if at all. Let someone else like the Dodgers make the bad trade.

Matt said...

Appreciate the concern, WV, as always.

And Anonymous, an extra 2 or 3 wins could be quite important. It would have been nice last year, for example.

Anonymous said...

Extra draft picks - which will be high, between rounds 1 and 2 - won't matter? Um, what if they pick another guy who's at least LaPorta (i.e., a college-age quick riser through the system) -- you will have then gotten CC for free, essentially. A very realistic possibility, given the drafting acumen of Jack Z and his staff.

Goldy said...

Channeling my best Mike Hunt, ya, I am a bit apprehensive regarding this proposed trade, but in the end I guess my thought is fuck it, lets do this. The Brewers have not been to the playoffs since I was 5. You never know what is going to happen down the road. Sheets is gone next year, who knows if we are in this spot again. Lets do it.
According to today's JS, Melvin Want's C.C.'s next start to be in a Brewers uniform. I may wera my cap tilted to the side with no bend in the brim to support the trade at the game today.

Goldy said...

The following is from Madtown Bomber on the Brewerfan.net Sabathia trade thread. It was posted at 11 AM Saturday:

Jayson Stark was just on with Andy Gresh on ESPN radio and he said the Brewers attempt to broker a deal quickly seems to have backfired just a little bit. Saying that the Chicago Cubs have offered 3 prospects that include some guy named Gallager and the Dodgers who have offered a nice package. Expect to see the Angels, Yankees, and Phillies to make a possible push for Sabathia before the end of the weekend. But the Brewers are still the heavy favorite. It is thought that if the Brewers and Indians don't make a deal before Sabathia's next start that the package the Brewers are offering will decrease SIGNIFICANTLY and the Brewers would then turn their attention to the next best pitchers on the market. It was only recently that Matt LaPorta was offered by the Brewers and was done so with some hesitation and the feeling is that the window may close pretty quick for any deal including LaPorta. The Brewers have also told MLB teams that Escobar is flat out untouchable. Mat Gamel is flying up prospect boards because of his ability with a Left Handed Bat to hit both lefties and righties at a significant clip. This is the reason LaPorta is offered over Gamel, with LaPorta being a Righty. Stark also said that the Brewers while signing Sheets and Sabathia would be difficult they would definatly be major players in the offseason trade discussions to acquire a compliment to Yovani Gallardo and Manny Parra.

Craig Coshun said...

The Owner's son's band sucks...