Ladies and Gentlemen...introducing your 1998 Florida Marlins...errr...I mean your new and improved 2009 Milwaukee Brewers!
So now with CC officially K Bye, I wake up this morning to find some subsequent K byes to hand out: starting first with the old Cameron for Cabrera trade which appears to be a done deal.
But then...clicking over to see if Tom H. has confirmed the rumors, he says that the Yankees want Cameron...and get this...BILL HALL.
Ummm...ok...I didn't expect that. Fascinating indeed.
So assuming these moves go through, the Brewers will have either lost in free agency or traded 5 out of their top 7 salaries from 2008 (Sabathia and Braun not on this list). Sabathia, Sheets, Gagne, Cameron, & Hall made around a combined $40M last year.
Ummm...who have we signed to replace them?
Blink...stare...(crickets in background). Lamb & Coffey are making peanuts...they don't count.
Take a closer look at that payroll list. Counsell, Mota, Torres, Turnblow, Capuano, Shouse...they're all gone and there's another $18M right there!
I know the arbitration raises are going to suck up some of this money...but there appears to be a relatively large gap here that is unaccounted for.
Melvin has stated that he doesn't think he is going to be making any more big splashes in free agency...so could Brad's conspiracy theory be true?
The numbers don't add up. Make a move Doug.