Ken Rosenthal (hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors) seems to think that the Brewers "almost certainly will sign one of" Jarrod Washburn, Doug Davis, or Jon Garland. Signing one of those three would and wouldn't be a surprise. They've been linked to all three names in the past -- Melvin showed interest in Washburn at the deadline, nearly completed a waiver trade for Davis, and was reportedly interested in Garland when he was a free agent last offseason. At the same time, we've been led to believe by the likes of Haudricourt that the Brewers are already at the edge of their 2010 budget, and all three of those pitchers currently seem to be out of the Brewers' price range. Would Davis be willing to take a discount to return to Milwaukee? Would Washburn lower his demands the closer it gets to Spring Training? We'll just have to wait and see. The worst possible scenario, in my mind, would be spending the money on a Davis or a Washburn and then being unable to take on the salary necessary to make a deal at the trade deadline if the team is still in playoff contention.