Sabathia is just the kind of player the Brewers need to put them over the top. He will join ace Ben Sheets, a 2008 all-star selection, at the top of the rotation. Sheets has pitched tremendously this season, going 10-2 with a 2.77 ERA. He has been the only bright spot in the rotation for the Brewers this season. Three of their starters are currently on the disabled list: Chris Capuano, rookie Yovani Gallardo, and Jeff Suppan. Sabathia will hopefully bring some stability to the rotation.
The Brewers are 49-39 so far this season. They are 3.5 games behind the first-place Cubs in the National League Central. If the season ended today the Brewers would make the playoffs as a wild card. They have a potent lineup with hitters such as Ryan Braun, J.J. Hardy, Prince Fielder, and Corey Hart. They will definitely make the playoffs and, with the addition of Sabathia, should be a major contender come playoff time.