Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brewers Claim Cubs Scraps

It looks like the Joe Dillon era is over in Milwaukee. The Brewers utility man extraordinaire was designated for assignment today in order to make room for 3B Casey MeGehee, who was claimed off waivers from the Cubs.

MeGehee, 26, went .296 for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs in 2008, knocking in 12 home runs and 92 RBI. You may remember him as one of the September call ups Lou Pinella used in his surrender lineup against the Brewers and the Mets. MeGehee was unable to make much of an impact in his time in The Show, however, only batting .167 during his brief stint.

With Branyan a free agent, Counsell unlikely to be retained, and Hall a major disappointment, MeGehee has about as good as a chance as anybody at seeing regular time at 3rd base for the Crew next season. By the time the season starts though I'm sure the Brewers will have figured out a better option to head into '09 with.

As for Joe Dillon, he was always a favorite of mine, but really couldn't deliver this season. Not a surprising, or frankly relevant, roster move.


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