This confuses me (from a story from San Francisco saying that Macha's experience with the A's is a blueprint for success in Milwaukee):
"Well, young guys developed in Oakland, and (pitching coach) Curt Young did a great job with those guys," Macha said. "(Rich) Harden got better. Dan Haren developed into a big-league pitcher. That year, (Joe) Blanton had double-digit wins. At that time, you wouldn't have considered Haren a No. 1 starter or even (Barry) Zito, and Zito was the lead guy.
"We've got some younger kids here. If (Manny) Parra and (Yovani) Gallardo develop like a Haren and Blanton, and if Jeff Suppan pitches like Zito that year, and if David Bush can do a Rich Harden, then we're looking pretty good."
Let me get this straight.
Manny Parra --> Dan Haren (um, sounds great!)
Yovani Gallardo --> Joe Blanton (a mediocre innings-eater? super!)
Jeff Suppan --> Barry Zito (Zito "that year"  - 14-13, 3.86 ERA - sounds reasonable!)
Dave Bush --> Rich Harden (does "do a Rich Harden" mean pitch lights out for 8 starts, then get hurt? That's not really Bush's M.O., but....I'm buying it!)
On second thought, maybe the A's aren't the right blueprint for the Brewers.