Friday, July 31, 2009

Brewers Benefit From Trade They Don't Make

This isn't an article about how the Brewers actually benefited by not making a trade, because they didn't. This is an article about how despite the Brewers lack of action at the deadline, there was a deadline deal that could have just as much impact on them as the CC Sabathia trade did last year. Edwin Encarnacion was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays!

Now, I know that it's foolish to compare the two deals, but this is seriously a great day for the Brewers organization. Encarnacion is the biggest Brewer Killer in the league, and with him being shipped to the American League, the Brewers will now only face him once every three years (maybe) rather than nearly twenty times a season.

Sure, the Reds get Scott Rolen in the deal, but Scott Rolen worries me a lot less than Encarnacion. I know that Rolen is a better player, but it didn't matter against the Brewers for the former Reds third basemen. Encarnacion killed us as bad as Bill Hall killed them. Man, even when Hall sucked he still owned the Reds. Same with Edwin and the Brewers.

But alas, the Brewers only play the Reds three more times this season, so this trade probably will have little to no effect on the Brewers this season. But I don't care. The old saying goes, "Keep your friends close, and keep your enemies closer". I for one couldn't be happier that Encarnacion is as far away now from Milwaukee as possible.


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