The Brewers are in need of serious pitching help and have no up-and-coming prospects who could fill a void in their rotation. Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo is the only pitcher with an ERA under four, and one of two pitchers with a winning record.
Starters may be hard to come by this offseason, with Angels ace John Lackey leading the way. Lackey will likely dip into the free agent waters, but the Angels should still be considered the favorite to land him. With the economy still in decline, you expect contracts to come down and teams to wait longer for prices to drop.
The Brewers have a better chance on landing someone like Jason Marquis or Jarrod Washburn, both of whom are having superb years. Marquis might be the more attractive option, being an innings-eater with five years of experience in the NL Central. Not to mention owning a 2.67 ERA in seven career games at Miller Park.
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