Update: Zack Jackson in the trade to Tribe

In his blog, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and JSOnline.com reported that AAA starter Zach Jackson, reliever Rob Byson from West Virginia and a “player-to-be-named” (which he says will likely be Taylor Green), along with Matt LaPorta, will go to the Indians for C.C. Sabathia.
Including Jackson is a pleasant surprise for Brewers’ fans…Jackson has struggled in the minors in the Brewers’ system, and was a longshot at best to crack the rotation for Milwaukee in 2009; Jackson will get a much deserved fresh start with the Indians, where he could become a #4 or #5 starter right away or in 2009.
I thought it was weird that the reports had the Tribe looking at two outfielders and a third baseman; a starter, outfielder, third baseman, and a reliever improves the chances that Cleveland will wind up with a couple everyday players out of this trade.
Side note–I think Brewers’ fans like the Indians for a number of reasons–Cleveland is another Midwest, blue-collar city, the Tribe played that home series against the Angels in Miller Park last year, and, of course, who could forget the film, “Major League”–about the Indians, but shot in Milwaukee…the Indians’ “Harry Doyle” is our Bob Uecker.

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