I know, I know a little tacky on the title of this post. But today the Brewers did FINALLY add some pitching depth by trading for LHP Chase Wright from the New York Yankees for OF/C Eric Fryer. Both players were minor leaguers in the deal. Wright however has had a taste of big league ball in 2007. And was actually 2-0, but he was the guy that gave up four straight HR's to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. I remember watching that game on ESPN it was crazy, I of course had no idea who Wright was at the time. The player the Brewers gave up Fryer was an A ball player.
Despite Wright having a rocky time in his MLB cup of coffee in 07' he has had very good minor league numbers. He doesn't strike out a lot of batters but doesn't walk a lot either. He is a groundball pitcher with a good two seam fastball, curve and a change. Wright was added to the Brewers 40 man roster which is now at 40. He is on a minor league deal but is getting an invite to Brewers spring camp to see what he has. I think this is a great move, your not giving up much in an A ball player and your getting a LHP with some upside who will add some depth to your starting pitching. Another great move by Doug Melvin.
And speaking of pitching depth today the Brewers also signed former Yankee Ramiro Mendoza to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.