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The Brewers are going to go pitching crazy this winter

Sep 9, 2009, 8:55 AM EDT

And in light of the fact the GM Doug Melvin actually says that he regretted not trading for Jarrod Washburn at the deadline, they might sign or trade anyone to get more pitching.

“We might take a little more chances and risks than we’re accustomed to taking.” Melvin said. What might you offer for an arm, Doug?

“It would be very difficult to move a guy like Prince,” Melvin said.
“There will be a lot of talk. Teams that have top pitching, that’s hard
to give up. I’ve got one of the best hitters in the game and that’s
hard to give up.”

I don’t take that as a vow to trade Prince Fielder or anything, but you’d think that even a GM willing to take risks would say something like “everyone but Braun and Fielder” are fair game, not that it “would be very difficult” to trade him. It’s difficult to trade anyone.

I’m bored, so let’s speculate:  Prince Fielder to the Giants this winter for a couple of their young arms.  Who’s with me?

  1. Sam - Sep 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    After an offseason of Prince-for-Cain rumors last winter, the fellas at McCovey Chronicles would destroy you.

  2. Mark - Sep 9, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    As an occasional lurker/poster at McC, I’m not sure why there’s such hate for the Fielder/Cain rumor. Sure, Cain is having a very good (albeit lucky) season, but it’s undeniable that the Giants could use a halfway competent bat at first base. Fielder certainly exceeds that standard.
    I guess the answer to Craig’s post is, “What 2 arms?” If one of them rhymes with “Mumgarner,” no deal. OTOH, I don’t know what 2 non-Madison arms the Brewers would be interested in.

  3. P. W. Hjort - Sep 9, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Well, Javier Vazquez and a young arm for Fielder might make sense.

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