After the Brewers failed to come to terms on a contract extension yesterday with Carlos Lee, they’ve traded the outfielder to Texas, along with Nelson Cruz, for reliever Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench and Lance Nix.

Aside from watching one fewer prodigious power hitter in the National League, I’m getting a headache trying to figure out how many 11-10 home games the Rangers will have to win between now and the end of September. As for the Brewers, perhaps the fan-friendly Cordero will fare better than Derek Turnblow.

Lee being off the market may or may not heat up talks on the Alfonso Soriano front, but if nothing else, some kind of price has been established for a premium two month rental.