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Posted: December 05, 2006, 11:24 PM Post
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From Philly.com . . .

Pressed close to the wall, Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro are huddled with Brewers GM Doug Melvin and assistant GM Gord Ash...

There is no doubt that the Brewers are ready to deal. They are dangling two outfielders, Kevin Mench and Geoff Jenkins. They are looking for pitching in return. There have been indications that, if the Phillies can pick up another starter elsewhere, Jon Lieber could be available.

A few hours later, though, Melvin is frustrated. Teams keep telling him that they are on hold to see if another deal comes through and then will get back to the Brewers. While things can always change quickly, Melvin is becoming resigned to going home without making a move.

"I'm not even wasting my time meeting with teams," he grumbled. "I just call to see if we have anything to talk about. Teams we've been talking to, one in particular, say they have to do other things first."


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 1:37 AM Post
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righty Freddy Garcia, lefty Mark Buehrle or righty Javier Vazquez


One of these things is not like the others, one of these things doesn't belong

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the club also likes Capellan's durability


A joke right?


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 3:21 AM Post
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www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/sports/16172711.htm


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 3:24 AM Post
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According to the article, if Gillick doesn't make a deal with Chicago, then the Mench/Lieber deal is off, is that about right?

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-nelson/48/231/604


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 3:43 AM Post
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Seems to be BHfan, and it seems as though the deal is Mench and TBow for Lieber.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 4:16 AM Post
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Is it wrong to hope that the Phillies can't trade for a starter, then?

While I'm completely convinced that there'll be more involved with the trade, the initial reports are less than good.

Though last year at this time we were talking about getting Shea Hillenbrand for Overbay.....


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 4:23 AM Post
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I'd be ok with getting Lieber in here for Mench...it's for one year, and I wouldn't be surprised if he put up an acceptable ERA and WHIP...maybe not, but he's no more of a gamble than Mench or Turnbow would be.

If we give Mench and Turnbow, the money isn't much of an issue, but then I want something else in the deal too, there needs to be a young player or something.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 4:40 AM Post
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I keep seeing that they might be williing to put Gavin Floyd in a deal for Garcia. I'd be more than willing to give up Capellan and Mench for Lieber and Floyd even if we have to pick up all of Lieber's salary. I don't see Gillick willing to give him up in that package though. Who would we have to include in order for them to put him in?


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 6:01 AM Post
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latest...

www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_MLB.aspx


The Philadelphia Inquirer says a deal sending Jon Lieber to Milwaukee for Kevin Mench and Derrick Turnbow is in place, pending the result of the Phillies' negotiations with the White Sox.

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The Phillies might not make the trade unless they can get Freddy Garcia from the White Sox, probably using Aaron Rowand and Gavin Floyd. It's unclear whether that will work, and White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen isn't wild about the idea. "We have a center fielder right now," Guillen said. "I won't trade one of my pitchers one-for-one for Rowand right now. He's a good player, but we're not desperate for a center fielder. I love Aaron, but we need more."


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 6:04 AM Post
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Looks like Turnbow is on his way out.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 6:07 AM Post
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The Philadelphia Inquirer says a deal sending Jon Lieber to Milwaukee for Kevin Mench and Derrick Turnbow is in place, pending the result of the Phillies' negotiations with the White Sox.

We should get more than Lieber if we are giving up those to players.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 6:13 AM Post
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I would hope so hauser.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 11:54 AM Post
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A couple of articles are suggesting that John Lieber is overweight and that the Phillies were not happy with his conditioning. I hope Doug Melvin knows about this.

www.courierpostonline.com...002/SPORTS


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 11:57 AM Post
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Doug is probably looking for a veteran "smart" pitcher who can post a 4.50 ERA next year. I doubt if he's too concerned whether Jon weighs 235 or 250.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 12:06 PM Post
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I can't ever remember a time where Jon Lieber was anything better than "soft". He's always looked underconditioned/toned to me throughout his career.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 12:09 PM Post
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Are you kidding? The guys was a bulldog for the Cubbies. Truly a pitcher that was fun to watch.

Hopefully, he can get some of that back.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 12:20 PM Post
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I meant soft physically...sorry if I wasn't clear.


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 8:05 PM Post
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Another website is speculating that the Brewers may also get a reliever like Ryan Madson thrown into the deal. It's pretty interesting reading.

story.scout.com/a.z?s=228&p=2&c=598368


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 8:16 PM Post
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mench and tbow for lieber and madson would be nice


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Posted: December 06, 2006, 8:21 PM Post
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Madson would be a good young talent to pick up. I really sense it would be a big mistake to trade Capellan though, so I hope he stays with Milwaukee


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