In the News (New Year’s Day)

Happy New Year. You thought 2008 would be the last year to use this Kapler picture? Think again.

Brewers News

- Gabe Kapler named among the best Jewish Major Leaguers by JewishMajorLeaguers.org: Let it be known here first that I consider CC Sabathia to be among the best non-Jewish pitchers of our era.

- Milwaukee is the best suitor for Man-Ram?: It’d be an exciting acquisition, but where would he play? I see him DHing somewhere.

Brewers express interest in Trevor Hoffman: He was once dominant arm and might still have some saves left in the tank, but I’d personally like to avoid tossing $10 M at another old name. I like the bullpen moves Milwaukee has made so far, and am in favor of not tabbing a closer until Spring Training.

- Brew Crew Ball wonders what Milwaukee should do with Jeff Suppan: Since shooting him into space doesn’t seem feasible, I guess keeping him (and fat ass salary) in the rotation and hope for the best seems the way to go.

- The Brew Town Beat chimes in with “the curious case of Ben Sheets.”

Nationals to have interest in obtaining Prince Fielder?: If the return is right, do it up.

Minor Leagues

- Between the Green Pillars takes a look at Alex Periard, who they regard as Milwaukee’s 23rd best prospect.

- Top 10 List of Huntsville Stars Moments of 2008.

NL Central

- Chicago went out like lions in 2008 by trading Mark DeRosa to the Indians for three minor league pitchers (and salary relief): Cleveland got a good player in the deal. I like DeRosa’s brand of play and am glad I don’t have to hide it any longer.

- The Cubs also signed Aaron Miles to a 2-year/$4.9 M contract: Al Rambles Miles to be comparable to Craig Counsell. Not exactly the best signing in my opinion. 

- Cubs to target Brain Roberts again: Jesus! I’m so sick of hearing Roberts linked to the Cubs. Do it, don’t do it… just get it over with if it’s going to happen.

Other

- Is it time for MLB to have a salary cap?: No.

- The Rangers and Derrick Turnbow reached a 1-year minor league agreement Wednesday: Good for him. I wish him luck – terrible as he may be.

- Two Fisted Slopper lets us know the brand new MLB Network will air a show on the ‘82 Brewers on Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. (Central).

Yahoo! Sports examines the Mariners’ offseason to this point.

I strongly endorse Baby Mangino for Deadspin’s Sports Human of the Year award.

 

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2 Responses to “In the News (New Year’s Day)”

  1. Jack Says:

    Washington doesn’t have the ML talent we need at the positions we need, so I can’t imagine we’d see anything happening at that front. Everything I’ve read says that their minor league system isn’t any good either, so I wouldn’t expect anything to happen with them.

  2. Sheila Says:

    ugh, I’ve grown to hate that baby. I laughed at first but he is not SHOTY-worthy. Although when I consider that his name is B. Lubber that is the best part of all…I don’t know.

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