Are The Brewers Just a Couple Of Moves Away?

Posted: 14th November 2009 by Onan Coca in MLB
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Do you think Jeff Suppan wakes up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night thinking "I am why the Brewers cannot win..."?á I doubt it.á If he does lose sleep at night though, he shouldn't.á It's not his fault... it's GM Doug Melvin's.á Melvin is the man who gave the then 31 year old Suppan a 4 year $42 million dollar deal, and it will be a crushing blow to the Brewers this season as they will be forced to pay Suppan almost $13 million for sub par pitching.á His stats for last season? 161 IP, a 5.29 ERA, a 1.69 WHIP, a .309 BAA, 74 BB to 80 K's.á Basically his numbers were horrendous, the simple fact is that Jeff Suppan is no longer a major league caliber starting pitcher and his $12.75 million salary will cost the Brewers a possible playoff spot. Melvin recently declined to pickup ...

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