Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dreams Come True: Hall, Suppan Both Off Active Roster

This has to be one of the greatest days in Brewers history. Not only did they get a victory, but both Bill Hall and Jeff Suppan were removed from the active roster. Unfortunately, they are still members of the Brewers club, but we'll take what we can get at this point.

Jeff Suppan has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique, or so they say. To me, this seems awfully familiar to a point - it was either last season or the year before - where Suppan was placed on the DL after he had been sucking. That's what it looks like this time as well, not that I'm complaining. That means the Brewers need to find a starter for Saturday, which could end up being recently sent-down Mike Burns, or maybe Tim Dillard. Who knows at this point.

Whoever is called up from Nashville will probably leave before Bill Hall gets there, as he as been demoted to the Sounds for the time being. Words can not describe my joy that this has occurred. Hall has been nothing more than a late-inning defensive replacement lately, and the fact that he appeared in neither of the blowouts against Washington this week was a very telling sign.

Kudos to Hall for accepting the demotion, as his approval was needed as he has more than five years in the majors. Hall needs to work on his swing, but more so his confidence, and hopefully he can figure that out in time for next year or maybe this year. Hall's contract means he's probably not going anywhere for awhile, so the least we can do is cheer him on a bit. No one has been called up to replace him, but it's likely it will be Hernan Iribarren.

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