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07:09 AM ET 07.08 | On paper, the stars should be aligned for Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo. This guy should be the jewel of the trade market, but he has so many imperfections that he's absolutely killing the Brewers with his spotty work lately. During his past two starts he has a 12 ERA, which is the sort of thing that will limit the take, even with a pretty reasonable contract that's to pay him about $15 million through the end of the next year. He might yet wind up a fine pickup for someone, as he's very talented, he's only 27, he has a team option for 2015, and he can hit like almost no other pitcher. But the value is sinking at the moment. Not much is going right for the Brewers. But if they do decide to move Kyle Lohse, they could have luck there.

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July 8, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Christmas trees have been lit up less than Gallardo lately.....

July 8, 2013  09:10 AM ET

The 27-year-old Gallardo is already one of the greatest Brewers pitchers of all time. [That's not saying much.] If he stays a Brewer, it's possible his name and number could be affixed to the Miller Park outfield wall.

July 8, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The 27-year-old Gallardo is already one of the greatest Brewers pitchers of all time. [That's not saying much.] If he stays a Brewer, it's possible his name and number could be affixed to the Miller Park outfield wall.

Not the way he's been pitching lately. I watched the Nats light him up, everything was out over the plate.... no location - fooled damn few hitters. It wasn't pretty for him.....

July 8, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Not the way he's been pitching lately. I watched the Nats light him up, everything was out over the plate.... no location - fooled damn few hitters. It wasn't pretty for him.....

It wasn't one of those games where he was struggling and fought through the fact his stuff wasn't working. It was silver platter time for the hitters.

July 8, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Not the way he's been pitching lately. I watched the Nats light him up, everything was out over the plate.... no location - fooled damn few hitters. It wasn't pretty for him.....

All players go through a rough patch, which I expect this is. This crappy season has probably driven the whole clubhouse into a drinking binge... easy to do in Milwaukee.

Obviously, we'll see what happens, but I think Gallardo will straighten his game out soon enough.

July 8, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It wasn't one of those games where he was struggling and fought through the fact his stuff wasn't working. It was silver platter time for the hitters.

That has to do with lack of focus more than anything.

July 8, 2013  09:38 AM ET

He's worth a shot to a contender, look for him to go for prospects!

July 8, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The 27-year-old Gallardo is already one of the greatest Brewers pitchers of all time. [That's not saying much.] If he stays a Brewer, it's possible his name and number could be affixed to the Miller Park outfield wall.

Makes sense to affix his number to the Miller Park outfield wall seeing as so many of his balls have landed just beyond that. No way his # gets retired. He's not a Brewer legend. I can name 15 Brewers off the top of my ehad who should have theirs there before YoGo.

July 8, 2013  10:24 AM ET

I meant to say I can name 15 Brewer PITCHERS who should have their numbers there. Probably more like 25.

July 8, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Somebody is going to make out if they get him. His record is good on the road and suks at home.

July 8, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Somebody is going to make out if they get him. His record is good on the road and suks at home.

He's a booze hound. Too much beer here in Milwaukee. Needs to stay home at night.

July 8, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Christmas trees have been lit up less than Gallardo lately.....

How many christmas trees do you see lit in July?

July 8, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Gallardo has been inconsistent for his entire career. Nothing new here. He could bounce back with 8 innings of 1 hit baseball.

July 8, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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No way his # gets retired. He's not a Brewer legend.

At this snapshot in time, you are correct, he is not a legend. However, he is only 27 years old and he's already 7th on the Brewers all-time list in wins and 3rd all-time in strikeouts. If he stays in Milwaukee for another 7 years?

July 8, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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At this snapshot in time, you are correct, he is not a legend. However, he is only 27 years old and he's already 7th on the Brewers all-time list in wins and 3rd all-time in strikeouts. If he stays in Milwaukee for another 7 years?

Just stays in Milwaukee and pitches mediocre? Or produces like he has for 7 more? If he produces like he has for 7 more, yes, he'll be one of the best Brewer pitchers of all time. If not, and he just pitches mediocre like this year? No. I think it's a moot point though. He's going to get traded either this year or next. I'd bet my house on it. Attanasio isn't in the business of losing money. He'll cut bait at some point if Gallardo isn't earning his salary and performing the way his fat new contact calls for. Even now, if I could get a semi-decent prospect (doesn't have to be a sure thing) and a decent stick, I'd take it in a heartbeat right now. This season is down the crapper. As much as I like YoGo, I really do, with his velocity mysteriously down to the lower 90's and upper 80's, he's starting to show signs of age and overuse. He throws a TON of pitches. I'd send him out now even though I know his value isn't that great right now. But I could see where Melvin would rather hang on to him, hope he turns it around, and can command more in a trade. I just don't get the feeling it's going to happen for him. He's not showing any signs of snapping out of it. That stupid pitching coach Kranitz has GOT TO GO!

July 8, 2013  12:52 PM ET
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Just stays in Milwaukee and pitches mediocre? Or produces like he has for 7 more? If he produces like he has for 7 more, yes, he'll be one of the best Brewer pitchers of all time. If not, and he just pitches mediocre like this year? No. I think it's a moot point though. He's going to get traded either this year or next. I'd bet my house on it. Attanasio isn't in the business of losing money. He'll cut bait at some point if Gallardo isn't earning his salary and performing the way his fat new contact calls for. Even now, if I could get a semi-decent prospect (doesn't have to be a sure thing) and a decent stick, I'd take it in a heartbeat right now. This season is down the crapper. As much as I like YoGo, I really do, with his velocity mysteriously down to the lower 90's and upper 80's, he's starting to show signs of age and overuse. He throws a TON of pitches. I'd send him out now even though I know his value isn't that great right now. But I could see where Melvin would rather hang on to him, hope he turns it around, and can command more in a trade. I just don't get the feeling it's going to happen for him. He's not showing any signs of snapping out of it. That stupid pitching coach Kranitz has GOT TO GO!

Lenny Kranitz?

 
July 8, 2013  01:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Lenny Kranitz?

I wish our pitching coach would "Fly Away" like Lenny's song says. :)

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