With the unfortunate news that Trevor Hoffman is opening the season on the DL, our pitching staff for opening day is now set. Both Julio and DiFelice will make the roster. I guess we’ll have to wait until Trevor comes off the DL to see who the Brewers value more. Let’s just hope that both do well while their in “the show” and Villy steps up admirably in the closer role (think about the future, remember the Hoffman deal is only a 1 year deal).
My quest for Casey McGehee to make the opening day roster may be getting to much for the Brewers to ignore as McGehee hit a walk -off homer in the spring game today again stepping up big. Someone please explain to me how is Mike Lamb is valuable? Anyway, again because of injury this all might be moot. Craig Counsell might have to have surgery on his knee and if that’s the case McGehee and Lamb will be on the opening day roster leaving the Brewers with a decision to make once Counsell is ready to come off the DL. Besides this, we are still watching the Duffy, Nelson, Gwynn battle with only 2 of the 3 making the team. (I’m hoping we find a trade for Gwynn and keep Duffy)
One special note: Ken Rosenthal from Fox Sports has picked Yovani Gallardo as his preseason NL Cy Young winner. Let’s repeat that, Ken Rosenthal from Fox Sports has picked Yovani Gallardo as his preseason NL Cy Young winner. My man! Yovani is a stud, let’s just hope he lives up to the hype. I know he will.