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    Brewers get Suppan

    from rotoworld:

    The Brewers and free agent Jeff Suppan have agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Agent Scott Leventhal confirmed the deal, which includes an option for a fifth year. "The city was right, the team was right and the deal was right," he said. "It worked for 'Soup' and (wife) Dana on all three levels." Since he made the right choice to stay in the NL, Suppan figures to remain a solid pitcher. Still, there's little chance of him justifying this kind of salary. His peripherals seem to get a little weaker every year, and he finished last year with a 1.45 WHIP.
    As I said in another thread, they can have him.

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    Although he's not terrible, he isn't worth anything close to that. Didn't they learn anything from the likes of Eric Milton. DanO must have had a hand in this deal.
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    Y.U.C.K.

    4 years at 10.5 mill per year. And a 5th year option. Nasty.

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    $10 million per for a pitcher that struggles to strike batters out and relies on his defense for the majority of his outs?

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    Re: Brewers get Suppan

    Not a great deal, but the Brewers are definitely better for the deal in the short term. I imagine the Brewers will be up there in the Central standings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Not a great deal, but the Brewers are definitely better for the deal in the short term. I imagine the Brewers will be up there in the Central standings.
    The Brewers have a nice rotation going on.

    Ben Sheets
    Chris Capuano
    Dave Bush
    Jeff Suppan
    Claudio Vargas

    They might be the next team to really worry about
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    Re: Brewers get Suppan

    Jeff Suppan = Eric Milton of the Brewers.

    Goodness sakes. Good for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracodave View Post
    Added to Capauno and Sheets. The Brewers have a nice rotation going on.

    They might be the next team to really worry about
    Though they made a pretty egregious error by surrendering Davis for the crap they got in return.

    That deal was way stupider than picking up Suppan.

    One thing's for certain, though, and that's the Brewers are head and shoulders better than the Reds at this point.

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    I am happy that the Reds did not sign Suppan or a similar pitcher to this type of contract. I am not happy, however, that they have done nothing to improve either their starting pitching or their offense (which isn't bad as it stands, but could have been improved). I may simply be impatient, but we're about halfway between the World Series and Spring Training now. It's Christmas Eve, and there have been few signs of hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Though they made a pretty egregious error by surrendering Davis for the crap they got in return.

    That deal was way stupider than picking up Suppan.
    Johnny E might be the best pick up for them though, a decent younger catcher. Miller got ran over by Dunn, and I had a good laugh at that.
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    Re: Brewers get Suppan

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    Jeff Suppan = Eric Milton of the Brewers.
    Well, atleast Suppan isn't a fly ball pitcher who was setting league marks for HR's, then signed at a hitters park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    Well, atleast Suppan isn't a fly ball pitcher who was setting league marks for HR's, then signed at a hitters park.
    Plus he has a decent fielding team behind him.


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    JJ Hardy at Short. Weeks at Second. Hall at third. Estrada at Catcher. Fielder at First.
    That is not a strong defensive infield.
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    Re: Brewers get Suppan

    This is a far better deal than the Milton signing. When Milton was signed he had just completed a very poor second half with the Phillies. As for Suppan, I kind of remember him succeeding in post-season play last year.

    I applaud the Brewers for trying to have a good pitcher to throw out there every night. They overpaid a little, but it was probably necessary to get him.

    If I was a Brewers fan I would be happy about this. Instead. . . .

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    Re: Brewers get Suppan

    Unlike the Milton deal, this won't necessarily be a bad contract next year, but I doubt it's a good value over the entire term of the contract. If Suppan does well next year they'd be best served to flip him before 2008 IMO.
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