Monday, July 20, 2009
Brew News: Deadline Deals
The Brewers have become an interesting topic for the past couple of days. There are so many different ways this team can go in order to make it back to back playoff appearances. Here's some of the buzz.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel thinks that the Brewers will be backing off on Halladay because the asking price is too high.
It has been noted that the Jays would want a Parra/Gamel or Parra/Escobar package, however, if Brett Lawrie had to be included in the deal, this becomes way to much value to someone who may not even be a Brewer next season. That would depend on if Halladay exercises his choice to demand a trade.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports lists the Brewers on a list of teams that have interest in Orioles closer George Sherrill.
The George Sherrill rumors confuse me. The Orioles are looking for a young third baseman/infielder. I think we may have a better option that might not cost us anything in AAA in R.J. Swindle. Currently he has an ERA of 0.86 with a K/BB ratio of 39 to 13 in 41 innings. Also, he would cost us a prospect of two.
Bernie's Crew takes an in-depth look at the possible Roy Halladay trade and the problems that go along with giving up so much young talent.