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Brewmors

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The Brewers season is over and the Hot Stove League is about to hit high gear. With rumors and speculation circulating every day about half of the players in MLB, it’s hard to keep track of who the Brewers are allegedly after in a trade or who Doug Melvin may be wooing in free agency. “Brewmors,” a mash up of the words Brewers and Rumors, will be the spot to go to for Brewers-related Hot Stove info as the Brewers reshape their line-up this offseason. Each day we will update our list with the latest info on each player the Brewers may or may not have an eye on and bump it to the top of the site. We’d love your help too. If you find a link to some new tidbit we haven’t put on the site yet, e-mail it to jared@rightfieldbleachers.com. I will get it up to speed over the next few days, starting with Sabathia.

“CC was pretty emotional in the clubhouse. He became friends with those guys and I don’t think that he expected to become as close to the guys in the clubhouse as he actually did. And that says a lot. That goes a long way for a player. If you’re comfortable with guys and you feel like you’re part of a team that wants to win and you feel like you’re part of a team that can help each other win, that’s a driving force.”

  • Melvin To Move Quickly on Sveum, “Sooner than Later” on Sabathia - Jay Sorgi, 620 WTMJ (10/7/08)

“I’ve got to get together with (owner) Mark Attanasio and see what Mark’s thoughts are.  Obviously, a lot of money would be involved in that.”

  • Daily Scoop - Jon Heyman, SI.com (10/6/08)
While Brewers people aren’t ruling it out, the idea of spending $25 million of a $90 million payroll on one player does seem unrealistic.
“It was fun. I had a good time,” he said. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say this is one of the better times I’ve had in my career. Meeting these guys and being on this team, it was a good experience.”
  • Braun hopes Sabathia stays - Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (10/5/08)

“I’m not going to tell you what he said specifically but I know he enjoyed it here,” Braun said. “He likes the guys on the team. He recognizes that we’re going to be good for a while, too.

“I don’t think he’ll take a discount financially but he might take less years for the same amount of money, which makes it less risk, less commitment from the organization.”

  • A Good Year Comes to an End - Ryan Braun, MLBlogs (10/5/08)
“With CC, there is a chance he will be back. Who knows? That would be awesome.”
  • Brewers considering surprise run to keep Sabathia in Milwaukee - Jon Heyman, SI.com (10/5/08)

“The Brewers will be in, unless the money gets crazy,” said one person familiar with their thinking.

  • CC staying here? - woziszeus, Chuckie Hacks (10/3/08)

Last Friday, I received a phone call from a guy who told me that he heard that CC Sabathia approached the Brewers, and said he would resign with them for $100 million dollars over 4 years. I said, “no way, who is reporting that?” My guy said he knows a guy who knows a guy in the upper levels of the Brewers front office. CC approached the team with that figure, and that the team was in the process of working the numbers to find out if the deal was plausible.

Others in the Brewers organization say Milwaukee owner Mark Attanasio will try to make it very difficult for Sabathia to leave — maybe to the point of risking a colossal mistake.

Report: Durham, Others to the Brewers?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Ray Durham

San Francisco’s Ray Durham could be switching dugouts as early as today. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee has been engaged in trade talks recently and are trying to have a deal to be announced as early as today. Numerous reports are indicating the club’s desire to add a left-handed bat off the bench and an additional relief pitcher.

Haudricourt indicates he’s “hearing Durham” as the possible acquisition, but also speculates Giants reliever Jack Taschner, who grew up near Milwaukee, and struggling Oakland closer Huston Street. Taschner pitched against Milwaukee Friday and Street pitched Saturday, but Durham has yet to play in the series due to a supposed flu. The aged infielder is hitting .293 with 32 RBI and an OBP besting Weeks’ by over 50 points.

As for what the Brewers could give up to bring any combination of these players in, Haudricourt says he’s heard Rickie Weeks being packaged in a swap, but he doesn’t “believe that at all.” More realistically for a deal to net any one of these players is Brevard County outfielder Darren Ford, who’s been rumored to be at least one of the players dealt.

Ford, 22, has 48 steals on the season, but a low batting average (.230). He is at least a year from the majors, but numerous other farmhands presently block him in the Brewers system. Haudricourt reports Ford, too, had been scratched from the lineup Saturday, citing no health reasons, but rumors he had been traded..

Haudricourt expects any possible deal to be announced today. I’ll follow up as I learn more.

Update: It has been reported that the Brewers and Giants have agreed on a trade that will bring Durham (and possibly some of the $3.5M still owed to him to Milwaukee for single-A prospects Darren Ford (outfielder) and Steve Hammond (pitcher).

Capuano to the Red Sox?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Chris Capuano

Could Chris Capuano be traded to the Red Sox? Eli at MLB Rumors thinks so.

I’d be surprised if the Brewers don’t make some sort of deal involving pitching before Opening Day and Capuano might need a change of scenery. Plus, he probably still has more value than Bush or Vargas despite major struggles after May last season and a poor spring training so far.

The Sox have been rumored to be looking for a pitcher, but the buzz is that they are shopping Coco Crisp. Crisp, a center fielder, does not fit with the Brewers.

What do you think Brewer fans, would a couple of prospects be enough for Cappy? Here are the Red Sox top prospects, according to SoxProspects.com.


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