This is what makes the internet great. Well this and fantasy sports. Because all you have to do is type in 'jeff suppan' into youtube and it yields this gem. Like youtube's search engine must have been frieking out when I got to the second 'p' in Suppan. "Come on come on....do I have a video for you!!' Also, what is the percentage chance that this is Jeff Suppan singing this song? It's got to be like 42% at the minimum right? Because as far as I can tell this video was posted in 2009, not 2006 when he signed. Anyone who was still this amped about Suppan as recently as last season is either related to him or invested in an authentic Suppan jersey when he came on board and is looking for a little return on investment.
Either way I was catching up on reading the Brewers blog on JSONLINE this morning (and by 'catching up' I mean 'clicking refresh madly waiting for updates) and noticed that Ken Macha was being quite cryptic when discussing Suppan's status within the organization. Suppan is supposed to be in the race for the final rotation spot and throwing today, but it looks like his scheduled start has been cancelled and Macha said something along the lines of "roster moves can be made at any point." Now I'm a literal guy, and I don't delve too deep below the surface, but I think this means that they might trade him today? Or cut him?
Bottom line is that if Doug Melvin can convince ANY team to take on even a portion of that contract AND we get something in return, then he wins GM of the decade hands down. I'm talking bronze statue in front of Miller Park. Even if 'something in return' is a bag of Corn Nuts and one of these:
Because trust me. This pitching machine's slider has way more on it than Soup's. It's a no brainer to me. Now I suppose this could all mean that Suppan's going on the DL (with a severe case of the 'bad') or something, but I just don't see that happening. So if this is it for Soup's tenure his crowning achievement will be having appeared on the Young and the Restless in 2007:
How about the curse of the Young and the Restless curse huh? Bill Hall, paid to go away. JJ Hardy traded. Chris Capuano broke his arm twice. And Suppan about to be cut. Memo to Ryan Braun, stay away from the soaps! Bonus word: soap.