Monday, December 10, 2007

A Wise Move

As Joe had hoped, Salomon Torres has agreed to forego retirement to suit up for the Brewers. Another slightly more high profile move was made official today as Eric Gagne passed his physical 'with flying colors.' What number will he wear? JS writer Tom Haudricourt reports Gagne will wear the 38 uni, a jersey filled by Matt Wise for the past few seasons. Haudricourt reports, and I am inclined to agree (amid an already-crowded pen) that this all but seals Wise's fate to be non-tendered come Wednesday.

With him and Mench likely to be hitting the waiver wire, and Jenks already denied his club option... this leaves a bit more breathing room in a crowded clubhouse. Yet, as everyone is eluding the starting rotation and outfield bench remains log-jammed, hopefully insinuating a forthcoming trade. I'd expect to hear names like Capuano, Vargas or Gwynn Jr. called before Spring Training.

There's no telling exactly who may come in return, but it likely won't be prospects. I've been hearing a lot of Teahen, DeJesus, Blaylock and Kearns. Frankly, I'd be happy with any of them. I know a move is just on the horizon. I'm just excited to see what Melvin, the man from CAN, can do.

Posted by Tyler

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