Progress for the sake of progress:

Posted by Steve 

Some more random thoughts.

  • By now you’ve probably noted the change in the domain name at Brewers! Brewers! Keep Turnin’ Up the Heat!  Since Dan became an author I wanted to change the name, but I figured the full name of the blog was too long/complicated.  Instead I went with the easier-to-remember, slightly-flamboyant-undertoned name of  By the way, the old domain of will still get you to the site. 
  • Some good news, as it appears Bill Hall’s injury isn’t as serious as the Brewers originally feared.  JS reported that the injury was in fact not a high ankle sprain, but more of a sprain lower on the inside of the ankle.  Hall actually said he hopes to return as soon as he comes off the DL.
  • That’s good news for another reason.  Geoff Jenkins has started against a few left-handers since Hall’s been out (again tonight vs. Jeff Francis), and he simply can’t hit them.  Jenkins has done well in his platoon role this season, and I admit I’m a little worried that more at-bats vs. lefties could send him into one of his patented slumps that we haven’t really seen yet this year.  The sooner Hall returns, the better.
  • I’m anxious to see what the Brewers will do before the trade deadline, since they’re buyers for the first time in about 15 years.  I’d be surprised if they acquired a “big name,” but I’d also be surprised if they completely stood pat.  My guess is Melvin trades a decent prospect or two for a solid bullpen arm.  I’d still like Aki Otsuka, but I’d also consider guys like David Weathers, Damaso Marte or Al Reyes welcome additions.

4 responses to “Progress for the sake of progress:

  1. I definitly think they’ll add a piece, but I really hope its not for a rental player. God, if you look back at some of the trades for rental players, they are some of the most lopsided deals ever. Like 1991, Glenn Davis traded by the Houston Astros to the Baltimore Orioles for Curt Schilling, Steve Finley and Pete Harnisch.

  2. I can’t remember if Zambrano was a rental or not, but one of my favorite mid-season deals of all time was Scott Kazmir straight up for Victor Zambrano.

  3. The title of this post reminded me of a good Dwight quote: “Well, then its just malfeasance for malfeasances’s sake.”

  4. You try and hurt Mozart, you’re gonna get a bullet in your head, courtesy of Butch Cassidy.

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