Gross rumor not dead

27 02 2008

As soon as Tom Haudricourt writes a piece saying the Gabe Gross-to-San Diego rumors were a non-story, Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres are eyeing Gross, in fact.

The most interesting tidbit of information in this article is the fact that Gabe Gross is out of minor league options.  I must have overlooked something because I did not make that connection on the 40-man roster.  With Kapler and Gwynn Jr. fighting hard for major league spots, Gross could be the odd man out.  Last season, Gross showed glimpses that he has the ability to play every day for a major league team, but it will not be for Milwaukee.  With Braun, Hart, and Cameron in the outfield now, and LaPorta waiting in the wings, Gross seems to be out of a spot.

Perhaps packaging Claudio Vargas and Gross together could net the Brewers a nice prospect or two.  This sort of trade will most likely not happen until the end of Spring Training, however, as Doug Melvin most likely wants to wait and see how Yovani Gallardo’s rehab is coming along before unloading a starter.




One response

27 02 2008

i would rather the brewers get something for gross while they can. he hasn’t shown that he can produce for an entire season, and if someone wants to give up prospects to find out the brewers should do it.

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