Monday, December 20, 2010

Hot damn finally some interesting if not good news for the Brewers.

So I was just reading that Zack Greinke is coming to Milwaukee.  Finally the Crew is addressing the abortion that is the Milwaukee bullpen.  Don't get me wrong there are a few bright spots in there but come on. 
In the deal we ended up getting rid of Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain and a couple pitchers for Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt.  So we get a shortstop for a shortstop and a pitcher for an outfielder and 2 pitchers.  And while that seems lop sided I think this was actually a good trade for the Brew Crew.  And Zack didn't have a great year last year going 10-14 with and ERA of 4.17, but 2 years prior he had a winning record and an ERA around or under 3.00.  and in 2009 he went 16-8.   He's no Cliff Lee or CC but after watching a great offensive team get its ass handed to them more often then not due to pitching it's a promising sign.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Prince Fielder 2004 E topps in hand

Continuing my mail bag postings across my microblogoverse I found this little gem on ebay a few weeks ago.
A 2004 Prince Fielder eTopps Rookie in hand!

I actually have one of these in my online account but I couldn't resist picking this us for so cheap.

Sorry about the scans.  The plastic case really diminishes the look of this card.  It's really nice.  This is my first eTopps have had in my hands, except for the Reggie Jackson Allen & Ginter Yankee Legacy card I have in my Reggie collection.  That card originally could only be bought as part of a $100+ set on eTopps so there was no way I was going to buy in but I ended up picking up the Reggie for pretty cheap.

Here's the back.

And the Cert of Authenticity, notice the id serial numbers match up, good, good. 

cb out.