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TheRedMarauder
07-26-2008, 12:39 PM
The Milwaukee Brewers had a scout at Friday's Mariners game, presumably to check out situational lefty Arthur Rhodes.

Milwaukee has been scouting a host of pitchers over the last few weeks, including the M's Ryan Rowland-Smith and Jarrod Washburn. Rhodes, 38, would come at a much cheaper price than Huston Street and George Sherrill and Brewers' GM Doug Melvin has said that he's not willing to deal top talent for bullpen help.

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WI Sports Fan
07-26-2008, 12:46 PM
Does Yost really want to carry 3 pitchers that can only pitch to 1 batter on most occasions?

PackCrewBuckBad
07-26-2008, 02:14 PM
3, who would the 3 be?

Brewersin08
07-26-2008, 02:25 PM
Jarrod Washburn? No thanks. I like Bush or McClung better as the fifth starter.

WI Sports Fan
07-26-2008, 06:36 PM
3, who would the 3 be?

Well, I'm counting on Stetter being back up in the near future (once he gets a better handle on his control), which would make 3.

Brewersin08
07-26-2008, 10:19 PM
Well, I'm counting on Stetter being back up in the near future (once he gets a better handle on his control), which would make 3.

Neither Stetter or Shouse have been really used exclusively against lefties. Shouse isn't a typical left hand specialist. He stays in the game for the whole inning usually.

WI Sports Fan
07-27-2008, 02:26 PM
Neither Stetter or Shouse have been really used exclusively against lefties. Shouse isn't a typical left hand specialist. He stays in the game for the whole inning usually.

Shouse-

2006
vs. Left: 1.19 WHIP (.238 BAA)
vs. Right: 1.90 WHIP (.309 BAA)

2007
vs. Left: 1.01 WHIP (.214 BAA)
vs. Right: 1.50 WHIP (.295 BAA)

2008
vs. Left: 0.56 WHIP (.164 BAA)
vs. Right: 1.67 WHIP (.274 BAA)


We haven't really seen enough of Stetter to break him down yet.

While Shouse might be pitching a full inning every other appearance or so, he's only doing that because, unfortunately, we have no one better to throw out there. If we're going to add to the pen, why not get a righty so Shouse can go back to the role he's suited for?

Giannis94
07-27-2008, 05:07 PM
And i thought shousy was the most important reliever we had other than torres

BaRRySandAmaN
07-27-2008, 11:00 PM
And i thought shousy was the most important reliever we had other than torres
I think he is Important, he is a guy I can think take a inning with NP. Arthur Rhodes everytime I think about it I dont like it.

WI Sports Fan
07-29-2008, 02:36 PM
Stetter really isn't a single batter guy. He can go a couple innings. He filled in well after Suppan's rough start before landing on the disabled list. The only reason Stetter got sent down the last time was because the Brewers weren't ready to give up on Mota and there was nobody else to option or DFA.

I know, and I like Stetter, which is why I'm expecting him back up shortly. Stetter was very impressive against righties in the MLB this year, but only time will tell if he can maintain that success.

hoosiercubsfan
07-31-2008, 10:49 AM
Looks like he was traded to the Marlins according to Peter Gammons.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Smithy04
07-31-2008, 01:41 PM
Yes he was traded to the Florida Marlins for minor league right-hander Gaby Hernandez.

Smithy04
07-31-2008, 01:42 PM
Sherrill would be very nice to have still.

Hopefully the Brewers can trade for another arm or a nice left-handed bat for the lineup (Adam Dunn :)).