Holy schnikes. If that's all it took, according to Jon Heyman... Doug Melvin continues, saying they haven't decided yet who's gonna do what.
"We’re trying to get as many quality pitchers as we can for the last 2 ½ months of the season," said Melvin. "We’re trying to get as much quality as we can.
"This gives us another quality arm in the bullpen. I talked to John and I told him not to worry about it. I told him roles will be dictated by games and by (manager) Ron (Roenicke).
"I couldn’t walk away from the chance to get a pitcher like Francisco and wish later I hadn’t let him get away. We’ve had some injuries in our bullpen, including (setup man Takashi) Saito, and if I let (Rodriguez) get away and somebody went down, I’d kick myself."
Interesting gamble by the Brewers on k-rod; I bet they gave up very little in terms of PTBNL. Deal also signals strong chance Beltran moved.
Pure salary dump by the Mets. Pure salary add by Brewers, without giving up high-end talent. Bell would have cost a high-end prospect.
So with that in mind, who'd going to Citi Field? Who closes in Milwaukee? And more importantly, did Prince Fielder fall off the wagon and treat himself to a nice, juicy burger after everything that happened today?