In his on going quest to take all of the power out of the Brewers lineup, Doug Melvin is closing in on a Cameron for Cabrera trade. The addition of Mike Lamb and Melky Cabrera into regular roles will drastically cut down on strike outs. It will also slash run production, on-base average, and power while vaulting the club to the top of the charts in terms of weak ground balls.
Good God. Melly Cabrera has terrible numbers for a catcher, much less an outfielder. This move would be absolutely terrible for the Brewers, even considering that the Yankees would benevolently throw in a pitching prospect, though supposedly not one as "promising" as Ian Kennedy.
Apparently the only road block was Melvin's hopes that Cameron would trump union demands and keep Sabathia in Milwaukee. Since that didn't happen, Melvin is free to slash some payroll.
Supposedly this deal could happen as soon as today.
UPDATE: More New York papers are reporting it as a done deal. Brewers 09 season: date of death 12/11/2008.
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