Brewers GM Doug Melvin says the Brewers can't keep trading prospects away for pitching, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Brewers pulled off a deal for C.C. Sabathia last year, giving up Matt LaPorta, but they are apparently unwilling to trade Alcides Escobar or Mat Gamel this year. Here are more of Melvin's thoughts:
- It's harder to deal for pitching when other teams perceive you as vulnerable.
- It would be easier for Melvin to deal with Mariners GM and former Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik.
- Manny Parra will likely stay in the minors for four or five starts.
- Melvin talked with the manager and pitching coach down at Triple A Nashville to discuss his options there.