Re: What now, indeed?
Here's what has bugged me along, ESK. Next year is supposed to be "the year." Anything this year was going to be gravy. I kept hearing Melvin saying on Friday that he didn't want anyone to think that they were giving up on this season. A GM can say that when he is picking up guys that can salvage a season. Those aren't the players they got. The players they got will staunch the bleeding, and that's about it. I had no illusions that Brewers were going to pick up any stud major league level players. My hope, though, was that they could pick up some strong talent that could get some seasoning this year and then help them in '07 and beyond. Something like the '87 trade that sent Doyle Alexander to the Tigers for John Smoltz. Granted, it isn't the same ballpark as a trade for Lee was, but all in all I'm a bit disappointed with the talent they got. I am holding out some hope for Cordero now. I've come to realize that I may have put too much stock in one month of one season. As for the rest, I don't think it would bother me if they weren't in Brewer uniforms next year.