Now that Prince Fielder has finally hit that grand slam, the fact that Jarrod Washburn (stats here) is from Wisconsin now reigns supreme as the Most Cited Nugget of Irrelevant Brewers Trivia. It rears its head again in Rumorville, courtesy of Jon Heyman:
The Mariners and Brewers are expected to be in the mix for Jarrod Washburn, who was terrific for Seattle last year before struggling with the Tigers (2.64 ERA in Seattle, 7.33 in Detroit). A knee issue is thought to be the culprit for his poor performance in Detroit.
As we all know, Jarrod Washburn is from LaCrosse, went to UW Oshkosh (b'gosh), and
contributes to BCB under the pen name "backtocali". He won't be cheap, though, not with Scott Boras as an agent.