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Monday, June 7, 2010

Report: Brewers Release Jeff Suppan

He's 0-2 this year, with a 7.84 ERA in 31 innings, and a 2.00 WHIP. He's been very unlucky this year (BAPIP .399; average is .303) and a 59% strand rate (average is 70%); his FIP is 4.88. He doesn't strike out many hitters (5.0 K/9) and walks 3.5/9.

His last year that he was good was 2007, and we will never forget how well he pitched against the Mets in 2006 in the NLCS for the Cardinals.

If the Brewers are going to pay his whole salary, I would take a chance on him. If he doesn't perform then you cut him and don't lose anything.


  1. Just say NO to Suppan. He is the last thing they need right now. The Mets need to avoid bandages (Suppan, Takahashi, etc.) and get the surgery they need (Lee, Oswalt, etc.)

  2. I would let Suppan pitch 5th and see what happens. Yes they need Oswalt/Lee or somebody like that to give them a killer front 3, but arms are always a plus, especialy if somebody gets hurt. And as was mentioned already, if it costs you a bag of peanuts, who cares--what is lost?

  3. If you can just go out and grab Oswalt and Lee, then by all means do it. But the prices are obviously not the same, so to compare that to picking up Suppan and paying him the minimum is not even apples to oranges.

    C Lee is not available right now, and as I've covered Oswalt in the past, he's not coming to the Mets. Once C Lee is made available, the price tag is going to be enormous, and the Mets won't be the only team trying to get him...

    And let's get to 5-10 games over .500 before thinking about mortgaging the future to try to win it all this year.

  4. I'm definitely not saying to mortgage the future, especially if the Mets continue to play erratically on the road. But if they can sustain some momentum and get to 10 games over .500, they should pull the trigger. They will HOPEFULLY be getting Beltran back within the next month or so, which is basically like adding a bat (if he plays to his ability).

    I think the Mets are finally in a good position and have the pieces to make a deal if the circumstances are right. We should not have to here 'we didn't have the pieces to make it work' again.

    I just don't want to see Suppan come in and pitch well for 3-4 starts, then the Mets do nothing an bank on someone who would still be a question mark. They've banked on enough questions marks recently and it didn't turn out so well (Maine, Ollie, Jacobs, Alou last year, need I go on?)