Brewers fail to make the moves to put them into the playoffs
With the end of the trade deadline just passing, the everyday brewer fan ponders whether or not the Brewers will have enough to make it into the 2009 MLB playoffs. Doug Melvin failed to make the C.C. Sabathia like trade that he did in 2009 and instead settled for a former Brewers, Claudio Vargas. With the Brewer’s pitching staff currently with a huge dent in it. Should Melvin have considered making a more effective trade? The answer we will not know until October. But with heavily coveted prospects in Alcides Escobar and Mat Gamel, it is hard to understand why Melvin did not decide to make a larger deal. With Cliff Lee, Jarrod Washburn and even the likes of Jake Peavy swapping jerseys, not making a deal to that caliber is a bit confusing. With injuries to Jeff Suppan and Dave Bush the Brewer’s organization will have to look to other solutions in order to patch up their pitching rotation. Claudio Vargas would be one direction that the Brewers may look, with a 11-6 record in the 2007 season. Vargas still could be a great addition to the Brewers organization. But will it be enough?