Braden Looper set to join the BrewCrew
This may not be the attention-grabbing headline many of you reading this might be used to (ie. Boston’s and New York’s of the world), but this one is huge for Milwaukee.
Although it hasn’t been announced yet, Looper has agreed in principle to a 1 yr. deal with some sort of option for 2010.
This makes me much more comfortable than I was a week ago. Not cocky…just a little warm and fuzzy on the inside (know what I mean?)
Not only are we getting a respectable starting pitcher, but we’re getting one that would have led our team in innings pitched last year (199). That’s an enormous boost to a staff decimated by the free agent losses of Sabathia and Sheets.
Not to mention the guy can hit, too.
He had a .254 Batting Average last year…that’s better than our 2nd basemen Rickie Weeks.
Also, he has quality sacrifice bunting skills that are not to be overlooked.
Okay Boston-okay New York,
it’s not exactly the signing of John Smoltz or A.J. Burnett. But, he will make Milwaukee a better team.
Count on it.
After all, somebody has to beat the Cubs.