Sunday, December 19, 2010

Is It April Yet?

Get ready for what promises to be a fun ride this baseball season, because your Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly landed Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke. News of this trade kind of came out of left field as I never really heard anything too encouraging about the Brewers chances of landing Greinke. In fact, I saw an article about the winter meetings that said the Brewers basically had no chance of acquiring him.

From the Journal-Sentinel blog, Bernie's Crew:
"The rumored agreement would send shortstop Alcides Escobar, center fielder Lorenzo Cain, and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to Kansas City in return for Greinke, shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and approximately $2M."
An update to the report states that the Brewers will also send righty pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Royals. I think most fans will agree this is a no-brainer deal for the Brewers, especially since he's under contract through 2012. Plus, with the anxiety and depression issues he's had in the past, Milwaukee might be the perfect place for him which could help when it comes time to sign a new deal. The Brewers desire to pay the kind of money he will likely command may be the only thing standing in the way of Greinke being in Milwaukee for many years to come.

So, with all the changes in the past few weeks, let's take a look at what the Brewers roster could look like.

Pitching Rotation:
1. Zack Greinke
2. Yovani Gallardo
3. Shaun Marcum
4. Randy Wolf
5. Chris Narveson

Bullpen:
RP. Manny Para
RP. Zach Braddock
CL. John Axford

Defense:
C. Jonathan Lucroy
1B. Prince Fielder
2B. Rickie Weeks
3B. Casey McGehee
SS. Craig Counsell/Yuniesky Betancourt
RF. Corey Hart
CF. Carlos Gomez
LF. Ryan Braun

Count me in on that. All that stands in the way of these new-look Brewers now is a physical. I don't think I've ever been more excited about another man's doctor visit.

1 comments:

Winks said...

Back from Boston, articles coming soon. Must sleep off three days of massive drinking first!

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