Originally Posted by HokieRed
Note the Brewers are now a very much weaker team than when they made the trade for CC--and much weaker than the Reds. And note, too, that Cliff Lee does not guarantee even a playoff appearance--something seemingly assumed by a number of posters here.
How did that trade make them a weaker MLB team today? No one they traded has had any positive MLB impact yet.
They're weak because they have no pitching. Not because of that trade.