They're all reporting the same thing: someone on the Brewers is being traded for someone else. Maybe.
Now I know some Rumorville readers like to delve deep and wallow in the details of a trade like this. How will we compensate for the departure of, umm, someone? How will, err, that new guy fit in with the rest of the team?
As for the names being bandied about...
- Al astutely noted that Mike Rivera was used as a pinch-hitter yesterday instead of JJ Hardy. Both Seattle and San Diego could use a shortstop. In return, the rumor is we'd be getting a starting pitcher, maybe the likes of Erik Bedard or Cliffly.
- Brewerfan.net is dreaming of Jake Peavy and Roy Halladay
- Bernie's Crew dismisses Jake Peavy, but thinks Cliffly might be a possibility, with Manny Parra perhaps on the way out.
None of the more official sources (Tom Haudricourt, Adam McCalvey) has anything, nor does MLB Trade Rumors.
It's tough to evaluate the validity of such a rumor, with Macha benching many of the starters in yesterday's game. One interesting angle to explore is that this trade is going down so soon after the draft. That could be just a coincidence, but...