Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Brewers looking at Backe

MLB.com is reporting that the Brewers are taking a gander at Brandon Backe.

Brewers Assistant GM Gord Ash:
"You have to at least take a look."

This makes sense, I think, for the Brewers. Backe has proven that he performs better in high-pressure situations, and it makes sense for a team in contention to sign him to a deal, keep him healthy and hope for the best in a pennant chase. He's not due much money - the Astros have to pay him his $1.55 million no matter what - so any team who signs him is on the hook for a pro-rated league minimum. He's a low-risk, high-reward signing for a contender looking for an SP5 (who will blow the roof off a game in October).

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