Tom Haudricourt outlines the Brewers’ roster crunch – something has to give this weekend to make room for Yovani Gallardo. The best solution may be to risk losing Seth McClung on waivers while moving Dave Bush to the bullpen. But trading Bush has to be considered.
Bush, 28, has been knocked around in two starts this year. He doesn’t even have his customary strong K/BB (last year his ratio was an impressive 3.0 despite a 5.12 ERA). If nothing else, Bush is an innings eater with strong command. He earns $2.55MM this year and is under team control through 2010. I previously mentioned the Braves and Tigers as teams in need of starting pitching. The Marlins could also use help.