Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quite possibly my favorite K Bye of all time...

K bye Brad Nelson!

The internet was blowing up tonight with reports trickling out that Mr. Mat Gamel was on his way to Milwaukee. Rumors were rampant if a trade was in the works, blah blah.

Scratch all that garbage. Gamel can hit...and he's up here to stay. Welcome to the show Kid. Oh yeah...I'm 26 now. I can call people kids.

Anyway, the Brewers have been playing so well lately the complete non-productivity of the bench (C3 excluded) has been somewhat overlooked. Yeah we've (I've) had a lot of fun teasing Brad "DFA" Nelson and to a lesser extent Chris Duffy...but how bad has it actually been?

Oh I'll tell you!

Brad Nelson - 0 for 21
Chris Duffy - 3 for 28
Casey McGehee - 3 for 15

Ummm...sure...small sample size...but hey...that's 6 for 64! between the 3 guys! That's .094 combined! Dryhump me!

Good to see some accountability. That's all I got to say.

All those nice stories about Brad Nelson during the spring seem like years ago. I'm not a gambling man (ha!), but I would feel pretty confident he'll never see time again for any team in the show barring injury or a September callup. This isn't personal. I'm sure Nelson's a nice guy and all that. But God, watching him at the plate was just BRUTAL.

K bye Brad. Good luck in all future endeavors.


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


Mat Gamel may be called up. Starting his clock, yes?

Does this mean, despite what I thought was a really, really good start to they year by one Mr. William Hall, he's going to be platooned AGAIN? For an unproven rookie with an arm as accurate as Brett Fav-ruhs worst day? Look, everything I read about Gamel says he can hit with a capital H, but... Bill Hall deserves to start every day. He's very solid (if not excellent) defensively, and he's hitting 280 on the year.

Why waste Gamel? Let him play in Trashville with the load Mrs. Gwynn should have swallowed.

ClownShipLollypop said...

I doubt Gamel is up to stay unless he knocks the shit out of everything. Melvin said this morning that he won't have his top prospect on the bench. (I'm not sure when Gamel passed Escobar for top prospect honor).

I do agree that Nelson is probably done. He would have to bat .500 for them to take another chance bringing him up.

So, that leaves an empty spot... Wild card?

Anonymous said...

Gamel's Super 2 clock already started last year. This move could easily cost the Brewers millions down the road (and one less year before arby time), but with many of the young guys leaving over the next 2-3 years if not sooner, you might as well bring him up now and worry about Gamel's $ in 3 years.

Anonymous said...

My favorite K bye of all time will forever be when TT K BYED BRETT FAVRE

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


So, being called up in September started the clock?

Ah, well.I see what Clown is saying, that it's prolly only short-term...I guess my main gripe is that I think Billy has earned the time at third.

But that's me. I'm a Bill Hall apologist.

Wizzyconsin said...

Gamel only gets super 2 if he plays the remainder of the season, so say MLBTR. He's only brought up now to get some big league at-bats to prep for interleague and he'll be back down after the break.

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

Ok, cool, thanks.

discdu said...

Gambler yes, good gambler NO