The Brewers still appear to be sellers, but they're going to take a little extra time to determine their plan for this week's trade deadline. The team will not make any decisions – or, presumably, any trades – until they complete their series with the Reds, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).
GM Doug Melvin and the rest of the club's front office have many trade chips, but appear ready to wait until the club wraps up its series with Cincinnati tomorrow afternoon. The Brewers are 8.0 games out of a playoff spot, though they have won five straight.
The team's biggest trade chip, Prince Fielder, tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that he's prepared for a trade. Prince knows he has little control over the Brewers' decision, but he says he enjoys playing defense and wants to play first base when he signs as a free agent after 2011. The sides are not currently discussing an extension, according to Fielder.
Corey Hart is not in tonight's lineup, but he has caught the attention of several teams and will presumably draw heavy interest if he proves that his right wrist won't be a serious problem. Dave Bush, on the other hand, has drawn little interest, even though he has more quality starts than Ted Lilly or Dan Haren.
The lack of interest in Bush amuses Melvin, who told MLB.com's Adam McCalvy that he gets "a kick out of teams talking about all of these other pitchers" when Bush has been serviceable as well.
I think Fielder would welcome a trade to a contender it would boost his resume.
Mr. LA Sports Fan
Bush’s quality starts are deceiving. His WHIP is higher than Lilly’s, and he has struck out fewer batters.
Haha, David Bush was never a very good pitcher and he’s surprised when he’s having an average season and guys aren’t jumping on him? Seems like he overrates his players more than the Yanks and Red Sox do.
Bush would be a decent back end guy. He used to have great control, but for some reason this year his control is spotty but he’s not giving up as many runs. Not sure if that means he’s due to get better or worse.
The Brewers have stated they need pitching help, so if Bush is so “serviceable,” why even entertain the idea of trading him?
Because he is a FA after this season, and I doubt the Brewers are interested in resigning him.
Yeah, I know, I was really just being sarcastic (note the quotations).
send feilder to the angels
well take him 🙂
and the brewers would take jared weaver too or ervin santana 🙂
I would take Ted Lilly over any of those pitchers. He’s a smart pitcher, a real bulldog on the mound, and a fierce competitor. Ted Lilly gives it everything he’s got every time he steps on the mound.
My second choice would be Brett Myers. He’s been solid this season after not quite living up to expectations in the past. plus he’s been successful in a relief role. If he ends up being your 4th best starter, he gives you an extra pen arm for the playoffs.
I don’t think Bush would be that much worse than Lilly for a team that needs an innings eater, and he would likely come MUCH cheaper. Lilly is really overrated right now imo.
Bush is a very solid back of the rotation guy. He will have is fair share of bad outings but he goes on little hot streaks during the year that give him some decent value.
8 games out of the playoffs LOL….how many teams have to fall flat on their faces, how about that number? cuz thats the number that counts…they won’t catch the Giants and they won’t catch BOTH the Reds and Cardinals…so sell…and might as well make it the giants..they are loaded with cheap TALENTED pitching..
I’d expect they’d sell regardless, but they don’t have to sell cheap as much as other teams’ fans want them to. Cards are loaded with problems and the Reds starting outfield is a mess as well.