Multiple sources are reporting that 2007 AL Cy Young winner CC Sabathia will be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers tomorrow for OF Matt LaPorta, pitchers Zach Jackson and Rob Bryson, and a player to be named later who is likely 3B Taylor Green. Laporta is the main player in this deal, so expect him to be start out at Buffalo and make his way up to Cleveland after September 1st. Here are their stats...
Matt LaPorta: .291 (.404 OBP) 20 HR 66 RBI AA Huntsville
Zach Jackson: 1-5 7.81 ERA 22 Appearances (6 starts) AAA Nashville
Rob Bryson: 3-2 4.25 ERA 22 Appearances (5 starts) A West Virginia
Taylor Green: .297 (.381 OBP) 10 HR 50 RBI A Brevard County
I was hopping the Tribe could snag the Escobar kid, but we won't know how good this trade will be until 3-4 years from now. LaPorta seems to be the real deal, and the Bryson kid has 73 K's in 55 innings pitched. CC was one of the best players ever to don a Tribe uniform and will be sorely missed. It is a sad day to be a Indians fan as our best pitcher in the past 30-some years will now be pitching elsewhere. More to come over the next 24 hours.