Monday, February 9, 2009

Braden Looper a Brewer?

Reports that Braden Looper will be signed before Spring Training are heating up. Brewers lost two crucial starters in CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets but still have a decent rotation if they stay healthy. That is the cause for concern after Yovani Gallardo was out for most of last year. Everyone else on the Brewers stayed healthy for the most part.

If it were up to me I would pull the trigger and sign Looper to be a long reliever and if anyone gets injured the Brewers still have a viable pitcher to take whatever spot in the rotation. Chris Capuano may be an option but he hasn't pitched for awhile and unless he stuns the Brew Crew during Spring Training will part with Milwaukee and head down to Nashville. I look for him to be up in Milwaukee contributing at some point during the season.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those low-risk signings. Looper might be worth one additional win to the Brewers (maybe) for a low cost.

    He definitely should be in the rotation. I would rate him above Dave Bush, Jeff Suppan and Seth McClung. Looper posted a respectable 4.16 ERA and a surprisingly good 1.31 WHIP.