Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Pitching Rumors


- Melvin is talking with, gasp, the Rangers for pitching. Texas and Toronto must be speed dial numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on Dougie's BlackBerry. Melvin holds Kevin Millwood in high regard. Why?

- Two sources say that Melvin can't shift any of the $100MM offered to C.C. Sabathia to players, and the Brewers are "very unlikely" to pursue a closer (this despite meetings with closers that are known to have taken place). Hopefully this is a smoke screen to drive down the price for Fuentes. OR, was the CC offer completely BS from the start just to show the fans they are "trying," even though Attanasio's was praying CC didn't take their offer? It's been brought up before.


Wrigleyville said...

the 100m offer was never, ever real. which is to say they never, ever thought he would accept it.

Wrigleyville said...

brad -

when i try to link to the site, it doesn't let me do individual pages from the - have to go back to wisconsinsportsblogs name, which then does the fuller link.

i tried clicking on the post headline, as well as the time stamp and neither worked.

Steve Woodard said...

you know who Texas has? brace yourselves for the return of jamie wright. "he's got great stuff and he's durable" -sal bando. I weep for my fellow brewer fans.

brad said...

WV - Yeah, not sure what's up with that. I'll try to figure it out.

PS - Please don't get Peavy. You might finish 20 better than us.

Goldy said...

Honestly, I think this CBS guy is a dolt. Does he have any more credibility than Woz's buddies who played Blackjack with Sheets. I would go with no.

Every web site has 5 writers at the meetings posting different stuff.

On Tuesday, Gammons wrote that Sabathia wouldn't make a move until the middle of next week at the earliest. Great work there Pete.

Wrigleyville said...

peavy stuff is cooling off tonight, apparently. i'm guessing it happens, though.

there are some actual cubs fans who don't want this to happen because it may include giving up mark derosa.

in other words, they don't want to give up 1 year of dero for 4 years of peavy.


D'Amico's one good year said...


Wow. Mark DeRosa is a nice utility guy, but geez....

And yeah, have fun with the division title next year if you get peavy. Shit... the way things are going, you may not need him.

Justin said...

The offer to CC was just window dressing. They made the offer to save face, and knew full well they'd never have to pay it out.

They'll never come out and say it, but 2009 is going to be a rebuilding year.

Millwood is a decent pitcher who's always performed better in the NL. I'd take him on a two or three year deal if the price was right, but I doubt thats likely as I believe hes represented by Boras.

brad said...

Millwood's salary last year: $10.3 million. Sounds like Suppan II

Goldy said...

Rebuilding is a terrible word to use here. The entire offense is coming back. They lost their top two pitchers. One because the Yankees were willing to bid against themselves to get CC and the other because a team like the Brewers can invest in a guy like Sheets. I guess I just don't see how this is a rebuilding year. How will next year be any different.

As for the CC offer not being real, isn't it funny they traded one of his best buddies the day after he signed with the Yanks. They must have held out some hope CC would take the offer.