What to like: Career 3.27 ERA and 9.0 K/9 rate. Consistently good for a long time, and only 28.
What not to like: Pitches in a pitcher-friendly park (3.84 ERA on the road). Hefty salary
Salary: $11M - 2009, $15M - 2010, $16M - 2011, $17M - 2012, $4M buyout for 2013
What to like: 2.48 ERA this year. 8.9 K/9. Was dominant in 2007, his last year with Baltimore. Seattle GM has ties to Milwaukee
What not to like: Injury history. Free agent after 2009. Might be the most sought pitcher in July.
Salary: $7.75M - 2009
What it would take: Jack Z knows the Brewers minor leagues like the back of his hand and would likely target a top prospect or two.
What to like: 2.31 ERA (3.61ERA career). Younger than Tim Lincecum. Inexpensive and signed through 2011.
What not to like: Very average K/9 (6.24) and BB/9 (3.66). 2nd place Giants may not be selling.
Salary: $2.9M - 2009, About $4M for 2010 and $6M for2011
What it would take: Giants need hitters including a 1B. From a position of strength, they would probably seek Prince Fielder
What to like: Strike throwing (11 K/9 2 BB/9) workhorse (9 straight seasons with 32+ GS) is back in the National league where he has had the most success.
What not to like: In 5 AL years before going to Atlanta, had a very mediocre 4.52 ERA. Is 32. Salary
Salary: $11.5M for 2009, and $11.5M for 2010.
What it would take: Atlanta has a surplus of pitchers with Hudson coming back. Need hitters including outfielders. Their good outfielder is RF Jeff Francoeur, but Corey Hart might still be a target. Better trade for the off season when guys can change positions.
Roy Oswalt could be on the move, but I can't imagine that he will be traded within the division
Which pitcher do you hope the Brewers will try to trade for?
Jake Peavy (28 votes)
Erik Bedard (25 votes)
Matt Cain (30 votes)
Javier Vazquez (13 votes)
Cliff Lee (42 votes)
Roy Oswalt (6 votes)
Brad Penny (3 votes)
Jarrod Washburn (1 vote)
Other - Add comment (3 votes)
Stay with what we have (22 votes)
173 total votes