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    Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

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    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 to a deal for the reigning AL Cy Young on Sunday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The newspaper reports the deal is contingent on paperwork being finished and the exchange of medical records.

    Cleveland would get Double-A outfielder Matt LaPorta, who is hitting .288 with 20 homers and 66 RBIs in 84 games for Huntsville, and two other minor leaguers in return, according to the Journal Sentinel. The two other players do not include top prospects Alcides Escobar or Mat Gamel.

    The Brewers wanted Sabathia on their pitching staff in time to get him two starts before the All-Star break, according to multiple media reports. Sabathia, who is 6-8 with a 3.83 ERA this season, could debut in Milwaukee against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.

    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told the Journal Sentinel on Saturday that a proposal was on table and he awaiting word from Indians GM Mark Shapiro.

    "Mark said he'd be in touch with me," said Melvin. "I'm sure they've got to think through everything."

    Laporta was scratched from Huntsville's lineup Sunday, another indication the deal was close.

    Milwaukee has been considered the front-runner in the Sabathia sweepstakes. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays were among other teams vying for his services.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Too much to give up for a rental, IMO. He's a great pitcher, but he's not worth this many good prospects.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    According to sources, the Indians will not be receiving Escobar or Gamel in addition to LaPorta.

    Kudos to Doug Melvin for pulling this off.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    You gotta do this if you're MIL. Small to mid-market teams like MIL don't get the opportunity to compete for a pennant each season (like us) and, when they have the chance to take a shot at it, you do it. I love Matt LaPorta (watched him here at UF for 4 years and he's a fave of mine) but it's a solid deal for the Beer Boys if he's the only A-level prospect they had to part with.
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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Yeah, but I'm sure there's some Brewers fans who are extremely happy but also wondering how Ned Yost will screw things up this time around. Not saying that he will or he won't, just saying there's a lot of Brewers fans probably thinking exactly that.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    I think that the other prospect is going to be Lorenzo Cain or atleast ive heard is name mentioned in an article in the milwaukee paper

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    If Tyler Green is included, this a great deal for the Indians. They get two great young bats that they need.
    To be honest, I just don't think CC puts the Brewers over the top. If they could pick up a closer too, then that might do it. But the Brewers do not make the playoffs with their current bullpen.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Great move for the Brewers IMO. When you look at the background, you can see why they would do this:

    1) Third best record in the NL, just happen to have the top two ahead of them. Cardinals aren't going to be reliable with that rotation for 162 games.

    2) They has EIGHT Double A All Star players, and STILL kept their top two guys they wanted.

    3) When Sabathia becomes a free agent, they'll get two first round picks out of it. Sheets also if he leaves, so they could get potentially FIVE of the first 35 picks.

    So they're definitely not losing much in this trade. They get picks back with this rental, and a damn good shot to make the wild card at least.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Yea, good deal for Brewers. Even if he walks after this season they will still get good draft picks for CC.
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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Very good deal for the brewers. I agree with above poster that says the cardinals rotation is not going to hold up for 162 games. If Kyle Lohse continues to pitch this well i will be amazed.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Now that the Brewers have CC, will Philly or another team set their sites on Arroyo?

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Does Cleveland get any draft picks for losing Sabathia or are they nullified because of the trade?
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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Quote Originally Posted by Trace's Daddy View Post
    Now that the Brewers have CC, will Philly or another team set their sites on Arroyo?
    Maybe, maybe if the rumor is true and that the Phils and Reds have been talking about Arroyo then we could be on to something. Maybe Walt decided to hold off for a little while cause he heard through the grapevine that C.C. was going to be dealt, so he said, well lets hang on to him a little longer to see if we can start a bidding war over one of the better pitchers now available.

    Lets hope Walt can now get that one A level prospect (Marson/Carrasco more than likely) instead of the rumored 2 B levels that the Phils will give up. And who knows, maybe if we get a bidding war going we can get them to add one B level to that.

    A Victorino, Marson/Carrasco, Slaydon/Spidale/Naylor deal for Arroyo and a Utility guy would be might nice

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    Great move for the Brew Crew. LaPorta is a tremendous prospect, but C.C. is a tremendous proven commodity. I say Milwaukee catches the Cubs and wins this thing.

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    Re: Report: Indians agree to deal Sabathia to Brewers for minor leaguers

    why would Cleveland give up cc anyhow? I didnt understand why they were shopping him to start with. ?


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