So, I was sitting around the house day-dreaming about the ’09 ballhawking season when I came up with an interesting notion…what if the Brewers contacted Big Randy’s people and Big Randy’s people contacted the Brewers people and talked about a possible 1 yr. deal to come pitch for the Brew Crew??!!
Allow me to digress for a moment.
The Brewers rotation WILL lose two big guns to free agency.
Adios big boy.
C.C. Sabathia is looking down the barrel of a 6yr/140MM offer from the Yanks (probably more).
Ol’ Benny boy will become permanently MIA instead of just every 5th day.
Which leads me to the guys who will actually be there in 2009.
Which leads me back to Randy Johnson.
Here are a few things of note:
1. The man is not returning to pitch for the D’backs. This we know. They offered him 2-3 million to come back in ’09. He said he would’ve settled for 8 million.
2. He seeks a 1 yr. deal. Low risk/high return.
3. He is left-handed.
4. He still throws heat.
5. He is 5 wins shy of the elite 300 win club.
(imagine the marketing opportunities…souvenir flamethrowers, anyone?)
6. He still has gas left in the tank.
Take a look at his 2008 statistics
-11 wins/10 losses
-.260 Batting Average Against
-184 Innings Pitched
BRING RANDY TO MILWAUKEE!! RANDY, COME TO MILWAUKEE!!
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The Milwaukee Brewers # 1 Fan and ballhawk “The Happy Youngster”