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Spitball
06-28-2006, 11:28 AM
The Brewers are only four games out of the Central race and two and a half behind the Reds in the WC race. They figure to get much stronger when injured players (Sheets, Ohka, de la Santos, and Weeks) return.

Do they still move Carlos Lee or do they hold him and take the two compensatory first round picks?

I think they should hold but am now hoping they move him.

M2
06-28-2006, 11:39 AM
Actuallly, I think the Brewers could get real scary if they turned Carlos Lee into a pitcher. They've got Corey Hart waiting in the wings, plus Nelson Cruz and Tony Gwynn Jr. (and Gabe Gross is just hanging out on the bench).

Capuano's been good all season, Davis seems to be coming around and Bush has been pitching well of late too. If that team can right its pitching, it's got plenty of offense even without Lee.

RedsManRick
06-28-2006, 11:44 AM
I don't think they can afford to lose Lee's power if they want to compete. If they want Hart in the game, sit Brady Clark who's hitting .279/.379/.341 with no speed.

When they get Sheets and Ohka back, they'll have the pitching they need. They still have nearly a month to move Lee if they fall out of it, but they can't move him for a pitcher that would be sufficiently impactful to offset his loss.

pedro
06-28-2006, 11:48 AM
Maybe they should turn Lee into a third baseman? ;)

flyer85
06-28-2006, 12:07 PM
The market for trading guys coming into free agency has really become a buyers market in the last few years. The A's have had a lot of success letting those guys go to free agency and getting compensatory picks. I expect the A's will do it this with Zito as well. Having said that it is way to early for the Brewers to bail considering their long playoff drought.

flyer85
06-28-2006, 12:09 PM
If that team can right its pitching, it's got plenty of offense even without Lee.Lee does give their lineup a nice right/left balance that they might miss without him.

Personally I think the Brewers might be the WC favorite and could still win the division if they can get a healthy Sheets back after the AS break.

oneupper
06-28-2006, 12:19 PM
Lee does give their lineup a nice right/left balance that they might miss without him.

Personally I think the Brewers might be the WC favorite and could still win the division if they can get a healthy Sheets back after the AS break.


I thought they were goners, but they've been holding their ground while the Cards, Reds and Astros have been losing.

The key IMO has been getting some fresh arms from their farm system to prop up the staff.

Spitball
06-28-2006, 01:17 PM
I thought they were goners, but they've been holding their ground while the Cards, Reds and Astros have been losing.

The key IMO has been getting some fresh arms from their farm system to prop up the staff.

Right, I've been so busy watching other things develop that I didn't notice them creep up on the division and wildcard leads.

KronoRed
06-29-2006, 01:15 AM
Maybe they should turn Lee into a third baseman? ;)
A scrappy vet who knows how to win? :D