The Brewers currently stand 51-51 and are four games back of the Cubs in the NL-Central and just five games back of the Rockies in the NL Wild Card race. Milwaukee just split a four game set at home against the Washington Nationals, the worst team in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee pitching gave up 22 runs, 10 courtesy of Jeff Suppan, to Baseball's worst team in the first two games, both losses. How embarrassing for the fans.
As a Wisconsin-native and current resident, I'll back the Brewers to the end. Today was kind of disheartening though. The Bucks haven't even started their season yet, and they made more moves today. They traded away Malik Allen to Denver for Forward Walter Sharpe and G/F Sonny Weems. Ummm.... Who? Then the Bucks went out and signed former Syracuse standout Hakim Warrick. Later today, the Bucks then requested waivers on Bruce Bowen and Salim Stoudamire. That's four moves on the day.
The number of moves the Brewers made: one. The team acquired one-time Brewers starter Claudio Vargas for minor league catcher Vinnie Rotino
Let's see what Vargas has done thus far this season with the LA Dodgers.
Claudio has pitched 11 innings over eight games while allowing seven hits and two earned runs leading to a 1.64 ERA. Vargas has also struck out 10. He found himself on the DL for a part of this season with an elbow injury.
Now I realize that the Brewers have not been playing at their peak for some time now and are still only four games back in the division. As a Milwaukee resident, I find it a little mind-boggling that the Crew wasn't able to make a bigger and better move.
Only time will tell on whether or not the Brewers are able to make another acquisition that will launch this talented team into the post-season.