According to Ken Rosenthal, the Brewers are in the mix for Padres starter Kevin Correia.
Corriea, 28, would certainly help the Brewers for the remainder of the season, so the question is how much do they have to give up in or to acquire him.
In an earlier blog post, I thought the Brewers would have success if they were to acquire a low cost pitcher with good stuff such as Cleveland's Carl Pavano. Corriea is in that same type of group. Nothing about him this season is going to jump out at fans, but he could help the Brewers to the postseason.
This season, Correia has is 7-8 with a 4.75 ERA in 21 starts for the Padres. He has struck out 91, while walking 43, in 119.1 innings. He also has posted a 1.29 to 1 ground ball to flyball ratio, which should help out in Miller Park. He is in the first, and final year of a one year deal worth just under $1 million.
The fact of the matter is that Correia, or someone like him, could make the 2009 Brewers a better ball club. Maybe even more importantly, he is not going to cost the Brewers a top prospect. It is a move more that has reward without a lot of risk. With the Brewers reluctant to give up good young talent, a move like this seems to make too much sense not to do.