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    Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Milwaukee is absolutely abusing Sabathia. On Sunday he'll make his third straight start on 3 days of rest. On top of that, he has pitched 9 or 10 CG since being moved to Milwaukee. I'm sure the guy is a gamer, but he has to be a little leery about how the Brewers are using him. I watched one of his complete games (against SF, I believe) when he was still in there in the 9th with a 9-1 lead and 110+ pitches. It's almost unethical. They have no intentions of re-signing him, so they couldn't care less about his long-term health.

    It may help the Brewers squeak into the playoffs, but they might pay for it sooner than they think. The
    Indians abused him in a similar fashion leading into last year's playoffs. His 2007 postseason stats: 15.1 IP, 21 H, 13 BB, 8.80 ERA.

    Then there is the most recent revelation that the Brewers will pitch Yovani Gallardo tonight. Yes, the young phenom that tore his ACL back in May and hasn't pitched since. They're rushing one of their most prized players back from an ACL tear just 4 months after the fact. This has disaster written all over it.

    Like I said, some of these moves are borderline unethical. As a baseball fan, I hate to see it. They've obviously thrown all of their eggs into the 2008 basket.




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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Yup. It is sad to watch, especially on behalf of the players who might be having their careers cut short for a team that has a very slim chance of going on through the playoffs anyway. Throw on the abrupt firing of their manager, and this is a franchise I wouldn't be proud to be associated with.


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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    The great thing about C.C. is he is going to go out and do his job no matter how many days of rest he has gotten. He is a competitor and I can't wait to see him in Pin Stripes.


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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    The great thing about C.C. is he is going to go out and do his job no matter how many days of rest he has gotten. He is a competitor and I can't wait to see him in Pin Stripes.

    Unless he joins Carl Pavano............


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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Unless he joins Carl Pavano............
    Who? I don't know this Pavano you speak of. Is he in the minors? Double A ball?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    Who? I don't know this Pavano you speak of. Is he in the minors? Double A ball?

    He may be the lead in Ghost II.........Bullpen Bugaloo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    He may be the lead in Ghost II.........Bullpen Bugaloo.
    I'm anxiously awaiting the release


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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    The great thing about C.C. is he is going to go out and do his job no matter how many days of rest he has gotten. He is a competitor and I can't wait to see him in Pin Stripes.
    I'm not so sure that is going to happen. Word is that if the yanks bring Cashman back they are going to sign a few guys but won't be making any big splashes in the market this off season. The latest has CC going to the west coast...



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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Unethical? No. They are obviously leaving part of the decision up to CC. He is saying he can and wants to pitch. He knows his own body and arm.

    It wasn't that long ago when pitchers threw every 3 days, 200+ pitches every outing.

    If you watch any Twins games, you'll hear Bert Blyleven (future HOF pitcher, hopefully) talk about this topic all year. He thinks the worst thing you can do is limit a pitcher to a pitch count. Every pitcher is different in how their bodies react to that type of work. Why limit it if it can make you stronger and more durable???



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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Alright, I see where you are coming from...but look at it from the Brewers perspective. They have absolutely no chance of resigning their top two pitchers this year. Both Sheets and Sabathia are gone. No chance. They are tied for the wild card and are trying to make the playoffs, in which we know anything can happen if you make the playoffs. Sabathia has the right to say take me out...I don't want to pitch anymore today...but no, he too is trying to make the playoffs. He has said publicly that already that he is willing to pitch again on sunday.

    As far as Gallardo, he is healthy...he has pitched two simulated games. Sorry that he hasn't pitched minor league rehad starts to prove his health to you...but there are no minor leagues right now. I think that it is a brilliant move. HE pitches one game now and at most 3 to 5 more. No one has seen him or has any recent film on him. Scouts can't tell the opposing team what to expect, and saying his arm is fresh is an understatement. If it was an arm or shoulder injury I may agree with you, but I think that it is a briliant move by an interm manager who is trying to deal with a tough situation.

    As a brewers fan, I don't have much hope for next year. I don't think that we will be good. Therefore, I feel that going for the playoffs this year is a great thing for the organization.

    P.S. Did you feel that it was unethical that Jake Sullivan played the entire second half of his senior year with an injury? Possibly negating any chance at a professional career afterwards. Little different situation, but a lot more alike than you would like to admit.



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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Whoever signs him to the huge deal he's going to get this offseason could be getting damaged goods as much as the Brewers have used him.


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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Whoever signs him to the huge deal he's going to get this offseason could be getting damaged goods as much as the Brewers have used him.

    That's the deal, and the Brewers know that they can't sign him, so it doesn't really matter to them if he burns out. Frankly, it might end up helping them next year to burn him out.

    He flamed out in Cleveland last year because of the same thing. At some point, since he's getting older like everyone else, he'll be burning out earlier and earlier. That's my guess. This could shave a year off of his career.

    On the other hand, with MLB's guaranteed contracts, maybe that doesn't matter. Ask Carl Pavano.


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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Whoever signs him to the huge deal he's going to get this offseason could be getting damaged goods as much as the Brewers have used him.
    He may not have pitched complete games, but I am pretty sure that he pitched just as much last year, and will continue to pitch that much next year.

    It is what he does. I would only be worried if he had a drop in performance because of it.



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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    The great thing about C.C. is he is going to go out and do his job no matter how many days of rest he has gotten. He is a competitor and I can't wait to see him in Pin Stripes.
    You mean by the time the Yankees get ahold of him he'll be yet another player who's used up his best stuff by the time he makes his way to the Bronx, yet inflating the Yankees' payroll even further while getting a performance that isn't even close to worth it?

    Yup, have fun with that one.

    Hasn't the evil empire yet learned that you can't buy championships - or apparently, even playoff appearances anymore?


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    Re: Brewers' desperation is getting absurd

    If there is anyone who can handle this it is CC. His size, suprisingly, helps his durability. As long as he has his legs he can go all season. Last year he had some lower body injuries, putting more stess on his arm, causing him to break down. He is not what baseball people call a 'Max Effort' pitcher. He throws hard, but it is because he has near picture perfect mechanics and the size and strength to get him through.



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