p32bars wrote:I work for the Brewers at their minor league training complex in Phoenix and I had the chance to meet and watch these minor league guys play during Spring Training. Garrison was just named the Florida State League Player/Pitcher of the Week and Inman was easily the top pitching prospect in the minors once Gallardo was called up to Milwaukee. Inman was promoted from High-A Brevard to AA Huntsville and had been pitching very well in his last few starts.
It baffles me that we gave up these young arms for just Linebrink, who this year, hasn't shown the same effectiveness or numbers as he had in the psat few years. Nevertheless, I agree, it does bring another quality arm into our pen and begs the question if maybe Turnbow may be moved before the July 31 deadline.
The thing about Inman is that his stuff doesn't profile into a big-time starter like Gallardo's. With a bunch of young talented arms already on board (Gallardo, Villanueva, Parra, and further down with guys like Jeffress, Braddock, etc) these two young arms are somewhat expendable. Young arms are never really expendable, but this is one case where Inman might be kind of blocked here. I agree that we could see Turnbow move. I saw Jermaine Dye rumors, I'm not sure I'm sold on that, but we'll see.