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The Indians officially throw in the towel on their season and trade their ace to Milwaukee.

ESPN - Sources: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers


    It looks like the next time C.C. Sabathia takes the mound he'll be donning a Milwaukee Brewers jersey.

    The Brewers and the Cleveland Indians agreed in principle to a deal for the reigning AL Cy Young on Sunday, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. The deal is contingent on paperwork being finished and the exchange of medical records.


The Brewers might be running behind the Cubs (who have the best record in the league), but they apparently see SOMETHING there this season. This is a big roll of the dice and I like it. I'm just disappointed that Cleveland's given up so early.




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.80
    Originally posted by It's False
    The Indians officially throw in the towel on their season and trade their ace to Milwaukee.

    ESPN - Sources: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers


      It looks like the next time C.C. Sabathia takes the mound he'll be donning a Milwaukee Brewers jersey.

      The Brewers and the Cleveland Indians agreed in principle to a deal for the reigning AL Cy Young on Sunday, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. The deal is contingent on paperwork being finished and the exchange of medical records.


    The Brewers might be running behind the Cubs (who have the best record in the league), but they apparently see SOMETHING there this season. This is a big roll of the dice and I like it. I'm just disappointed that Cleveland's given up so early.


Ummmm... have you SEEN the Tribe this year? LAST place?

This was just a matter of when, not if.

I can't wait til the NFL kicks off.




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I'd have more faith in the Brewers if the bullpen wasn't a version of Red Sox Rejects Unite. Plus I'm not a memeber of the Ned Yost fan club. I would like to see the Brewers win the Central, but I'll take when he introduces himself to Sabathia in the When Does Ben Sheets Injure Himself Again Pool.
As for Cleveland, when you get absolutely nothing from Hafner and Martinez in over half the season and Joe Borowski goes back to sucking, you can't really expect much. And, as always, thank you again Joel Skinner for stopping Kenny Lofton at 3rd base in Game 7.
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Good riddance to him. That man has tormented my team for years. Now he's the Cubs problem!



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    Originally posted by It's False
    The Brewers might be running behind the Cubs (who have the best record in the league), but they apparently see SOMETHING there this season. This is a big roll of the dice and I like it. I'm just disappointed that Cleveland's given up so early.


Someone closer to the Brewers can feel free to chime in with a more informed opinion, but isn't this likely a case of a mid-market franchise going for it before their core starts hitting free agency, and is broken up? I'm sure there will be deals for some of their budding stars down the road, but IIRC both Sabathia and Sheets are in their walk years - the Brewers can't have the revenue to sign them both, could they? Can they give either one of them $100 million this winter??

All I have to say is that I never once regretted missing out on the near-HoF career of Joe Carter because of what Sutcliffe did in 1984. I don't blame the Brewers at all for taking their shot.



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    Originally posted by TheOldMan
      Originally posted by It's False
      The Brewers might be running behind the Cubs (who have the best record in the league), but they apparently see SOMETHING there this season. This is a big roll of the dice and I like it. I'm just disappointed that Cleveland's given up so early.


    Someone closer to the Brewers can feel free to chime in with a more informed opinion, but isn't this likely a case of a mid-market franchise going for it before their core starts hitting free agency, and is broken up? I'm sure there will be deals for some of their budding stars down the road, but IIRC both Sabathia and Sheets are in their walk years - the Brewers can't have the revenue to sign them both, could they? Can they give either one of them $100 million this winter??

    All I have to say is that I never once regretted missing out on the near-HoF career of Joe Carter because of what Sutcliffe did in 1984. I don't blame the Brewers at all for taking their shot.

A Cub fan here, but I live in the Brewers' market, so I'm close enough to the situation.

Sheets and Sabathia are both in their walk years. The Brewers know they won't be able to sign both, and have discussed the fact that CC is a short term rental. From their perspective, they've drafted so well that they can afford to lose him and get the two first round draft picks in return. They'd like to re-sign Sheets, but I think they secretly hope that he gets an outlandish offer from someone, because he's had injury issues. Not arm issues, but freak things like vertigo and a torn back muscle. Parra and Giardo (sp?) are both studs in the making.

Back to their drafting -- they're so deep in the minors in position players, and so young at the big league level, that they almost have to trade some of the kids down there because there's no position for them in the bigs. Case in point is LaPorta, who was a first baseman, but was moved to the corner outfield because he's not going to displace Fielder. Fielder, unhappy though he may be about being given a contract below what he wanted (too young for arbitration), still belongs to the Brewers for three years after this year. He can't go anywhere without the Brewers say so. Pretty much the same goes for Hart, Hardy, Hall. Braun signed the big contract, which could be an absolute STEAL in less than a year. This core will be together for awhile.

Their minor league system is stocked. Their Husntville (AA) team sent 10 players to the Southern League All Star game. Let that sink in, then wonder if they can afford to trade a kid.

The fans have been so outstanding that Mark Attanasio said he HAD to do something like increase the payroll as a reward. With a small population, the team is likely to draw over 3,000,000 this year. The team sold 10,000 tickets in the first hour after the trade was announced.
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Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard! Good luck to those down south.

Odds are Tuesday's game where C.C. debuts will be a sellout.

Yeah, this is a go-for-broke play, no doubt about it. If it comes down to Sheets or Sabathia with the off-season dollars, they'll still go with Sheets. Sure, we're just counting down until he hits the DL, but with his stuff in the 1st half of the season, you could've made an argument for him starting for the NL in the All-Star Game.

Plus...usually the Crew is hot in the 1st half of the season, and fizzles out after the All-Star break. This year...maybe the opposite?

*crosses fingers for chance to cover postseason baseball*









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BTW, don't forget he's not too shabby with a bat.

I'm gonna enjoy watching the Cubs and Brewers duke it out.




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