Doug Davis to Arizona
The Brewers traded Davis, Eveland, and Krynzel to Arizona today for Johnny Estrada, Greg Aquino, and Claudio Vargas. My initial, off the cuff reaction is that this fills several needs for the crew in the upcoming season. I don't like Estrada very much (13 walks in 414 AB's in 06), but those relievers definitely fill a need for us. I think with all of the players that will be competing for spots in the pen next season - Wise, Turnbow, Capellan, Aquino, Shouse, Vargas - we should be able to find a good set-up man.
Further, we were clearly never going to do anyting with Krynzel, and probably lost patience with Eveland. Davis is a solid starter, but his insistence on nibbling the corners even when he was behind in the count was frustrating last season. The biggest question mark that remains is who will be the fifth starter next season? I feel like the Brewers may offer Ohka now, as they do have some money to spend, esp. with Davis' salary off the books. If not Ohka, they may scramble and sign somebody like Randy Wolf. Biggest winner in the deal? Carl Villanueva. Virtually guaranteed a starting spot next season. Lets hear what you guys think.
Davis to Arizona