What now, indeed?
Nice breakdown ched head. I haven't really looked to see home runs out of the three hole, but since Jenkins has hit third at least 75% of games this season, I would say it is a safe bet that the Brewers numbers across the board are in the bottom ten at the three hole.
After sleeping on it, I guess getting Mench and Cordero for 1+ years in a trade for 2 months of Lee is okay. I think we all had our sights set a little too high for a free agent slugger in a world of pitching woes. The only thing that is really eating at me is this damn David Bell acquisition. The Angels reportedly were offering Ervin Santana and Erick Aybar for Soriano, and since Melvin said they were offering two prospects, I would imagine this package was similar to what he was offered. I would have made that deal and thrown in Cruz. Aybar is ready to play third right now. Maybe not spectacularly so, but comparable to Bell I would imagine.
Suddenly, the Brewers have gone from stud young prospects to aging vets pieced together from moves that are either interestingly brilliant or befuddlingly stupid. This could, on any given day, be our lineup:
Not exactly a group of young studs. I understand there are a ton of injuries to blame for this, but damn...this is not what I figured to be looking at come August.