According to Brewers General Manager, Doug Melvin, the Brewers are not close on any deals.
According to Tom Haudricourt, who interviewed Melvin, the Brewers may be keeping the team that they already have.
Melvin confirmed that he had asked about Seattle's Jarrod Washburn, and Arizona's Jon Garland and Doug Davis, but nothing appears to be imminent. He said he had "put calls out this morning but there doesn’t appear to be anything active," and that he was "not waiting for a call or anything like that."
He did leave the door open for future deals to transpire stating that he still had one day left and that he was keeping his mind open.
This is a strategy that seems confusing. The Padres can't be asking much for Kevin Correia, and the Brewers seem like they want to win, but think that they can get it done with what they have. Dave Bush will probably return in mid-August, but the Brewers have so many unanswered questions this season. Will Manny Parra be effective? Will Jeff Suppan come back healthy, and contribute anything to this team? Will Dave Bush be the pitcher that he can be?
This is the same team that was ten games over .500 at the end of May, but can they regain that form?
It seems like an acquisition like Correia could help solidify a weak pitching staff at a minimal cost. If the Brewers were in a mindset that they couldn't win, then why make a trade for Felipe Lopez? My guess is as good as yours, but I still think that a starting pitcher will join the Brewers in San Diego by tomorrow at 2PM.
I'll be updating the blog all day tonight and tomorrow with any new news. Stay tuned.