Jorge Julio, You're Out! Says Milwaukee Brewers Management

Matthew ReisContributor IJune 2, 2009

MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Jorge Julio of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during photo day at the Brewers spring training complex on February 19, 2009 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

I usually give guys a chance to prove themselves, but after the second time Jorge Julio pitched for the Brewers, I thought, "Jorge has to go!"

On Tuesday, my dreams came true.  After an absolutely horrible outing against the Florida Marlins on Monday where Jorge allowed five runs (four earned), the Brewers' management apparently agreed with my thoughts. 

Even though it comes a couple of months later, I applaud the move. 

Yes, the Brewers have to pay the remaining salary of $950,000, but that is a small price to pay for someone they were afraid to put into a game.  He leaves the Brewers with a 7.79 ERA!

So Jorge, you're out.  You are out of a job (at least for now).

The Brewers have called up Mike Burns from Nashville.  His numbers are not impressive in the Majors.  He had a 5.88 ERA with the Reds, Astros, and Red Sox

His minor league numbers this year are a bit more impressive.  He is 6-2 with a 2.98 ERA. 

Mike, you don't have very big shoes to fill.  Do not disappoint us.  You have to be better than Jorge.  You have to be.

I hope I have a better feeling about you, Mr. Burns, than I did about Mr. Julio after his second appearance.  The Brewers need to think they can put you in at any time.  Not crossing their fingers, hoping you do not blow a game. 

Goodbye, Jorge!  Hello, Mike!  You can make this bullpen really special if you can pitch half-way descent.  Milwaukee is on your side.