I hope none of you placed bets on the Brewers 25-man roster early in spring training, because I'd imagine nearly every one of us would've been wrong. Rottino is gone, Capellan is gone, and Tony Gwynn Jr. stays:
I second Rotoworld on this one: there's not going to be much for Gwynn to do. On the other hand, it's not that big of a deal--there wouldn't have been much for Vinny Rottino (or Mike Rivera, or whomever else you give that 25th spot to) to do, either. My first instinct with every Brewers roster move is to worry about how Ned Yost will screw it up--I imagine too many games where Gwynn goes into center in the late innings because Bill Hall is "untested." Or something. I wouldn't mind seeing Gwynn go in for Kevin Mench or Corey Hart, though.
I don't know exactly what to make of sending Capellan down; the Dessens acquisition (and the decision that Carlos Villanueva is a major league pitcher) meant that Capellan or Aquino had to go; maybe it doesn't matter much which one did. Stuff happens; Capellan will see plenty of time in the big leagues this year so long as he doesn't pull a Mike Adams and prove that he can barely pitch in Triple-A, either.
So, for the last time (before opening day, anyway), here is the roster of your 2007 World Champion Brewers:
Catchers: Johnny Estrada, Damian Miller
Infielders: Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy, Craig Counsell, Tony Graffanino
Outfielders: Corey Hart, Bill Hall, Geoff Jenkins, Kevin "Crybaby" Mench, Gabe Gross, Tony Gwynn Jr.
Starters: Ben Sheets, Chris Capuano, Dave Bush, Jeff Suppan, Claudio Vargas
Relievers: Francisco Cordero, Matt Wise, Derrick Turnbow, Brian Shouse, Elmer Dessens, Greg Aquino, Carlos Villanueva