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07:14 AM ET 06.25 | If you hadn't already, now would be a decent time to keep the name of Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo in mind for trade deadline purposes. Once considered a future ace, the 27-year-old right-hander is still a front-line-type starter when he is right and he's the best the Brewers have right now. Two things will make him an attractive commodity as the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline nears: 1. He again looks like the pitcher who was an All-Star in 2010 and finished seventh in the Cy Young Award voting in 2011. 2. He's affordable. He'll make $11.25 million next season, and he has a $13 million team option for 2015 with a $600,000 buyout. By the time the deadline rolls around, Gallardo will be owed about $2.6 million this season.

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June 25, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Again you are talking about a pitcher with a 500 record this year, high era, high salary, and a career average pitcher for your top prospects. I think this article was written by his agent instead of a sports reporter.

June 25, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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Again you are talking about a pitcher with a 500 record this year, high era, high salary, and a career average pitcher for your top prospects. I think this article was written by his agent instead of a sports reporter.

HA! All that would need to be added to the article to confirm that is a To line.

To: tGMs of Contending Teams :^D

June 25, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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HA! All that would need to be added to the article to confirm that is a To line. To: tGMs of Contending Teams :^D

To: GMs of Contending Teams



Fixed!

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June 25, 2013  10:55 AM ET

....so if he is affordable and locked up for a couple years...why would the Brewers trade him? Dumb article.

June 25, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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Be ready...The Brewers will get a big haul for Gallardo. He is talented, only 27, and locked up for a few more years.

Hopefully. He's never become the reliable, consistent ace that he's capable of becoming, and it looks like the Brewers short contender window is closing.

Only problem is, that leaves Lohse as the lone pitcher worth a damn on the entire roster.

June 25, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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....so if he is affordable and locked up for a couple years...why would the Brewers trade him? Dumb article.

They're battling the Cubs in the division cellar, with no pitching prospects waiting in the wings.

June 25, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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They're battling the Cubs in the division cellar, with no pitching prospects waiting in the wings.

Exactly..he is already established and they aren't going to get a super prospect pitcher for him, so keep him...

June 25, 2013  11:02 AM ET

..and really, how many pitching prospects REALLY pan out? You keep the established starter or not only will they be competing in the celler this year, but the next few as well..

June 25, 2013  11:26 AM ET

The Yankees are considering gallardo as a last resort in their rotation :-) :-) :-)

June 25, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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They're battling the Cubs in the division cellar, with no pitching prospects waiting in the wings.

There are plenty of pitching prospects in the farm system.

June 25, 2013  01:29 PM ET

Brewers are rebuilding... and Yo is far from reliable, but has a lot of potential. He nibbles a lot with his pitching, leading to high pitch counts... but with the proper pitching coach he could really excel IMO.

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June 25, 2013  02:56 PM ET
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Brewers are rebuilding... and Yo is far from reliable, but has a lot of potential. He nibbles a lot with his pitching, leading to high pitch counts... but with the proper pitching coach he could really excel IMO.

Exactly. Aces attack the strike zone, Yo is afraid of it.

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June 25, 2013  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Again you are talking about a pitcher with a 500 record this year, high era, high salary, and a career average pitcher for your top prospects. I think this article was written by his agent instead of a sports reporter.

Either the agent wrote that, or somebody who likes brewers so much':-) :-)

June 25, 2013  04:00 PM ET
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Brewers are rebuilding... and Yo is far from reliable, but has a lot of potential. He nibbles a lot with his pitching, leading to high pitch counts... but with the proper pitching coach he could really excel IMO.

Trading Yo would signify rebuilding, right now they're all in with this team and its just not working.

June 25, 2013  04:01 PM ET
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There are plenty of pitching prospects in the farm system.

No, there are pitchers in the farm system, not many prospects.

June 25, 2013  05:10 PM ET
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No, there are pitchers in the farm system, not many prospects.

What exactly is the difference? Rick "Real Deal" Ankiel was supposedly a "top prospect." Nobody knows, they're all educated guesses.
Peralta was highly touted, he's up now so not really a prospect anymore. Still have Jungmann, Hellweg, Thornburg.

 
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