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 danandsteve.com. By the way, the old domain of stevealtstadt.wordpress.com 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.