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In the News (12/24)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

 

...had just settled down for a long winter's nap

Brewers News

- The Brewers made Yahoo’s Offseasons to forget list. Wow…let’s let the offseason get close to finishing, ok guys?

- Well, it does add insult to injury that the Brewers no longer get the Yankees top pick because of the Teixeira signing.

- Melvin and Co. are taking a break for the holidays. So…this means no Christmas Surprise this year?

- Brewers owner Mark Attanasio believes baseball needs a salary cap. He said he wanted this before and especially after the Yankees got Tex. Interesting quoteable:

“I paid $220 million for my team; now they get three players for $420 million.”

 

Rumors and Speculation

- Ken Rosenthal said the Brewers were looking into Adam Dunn if they traded Cameron. I know he whiffs alot, but imagine a line up with Braun, Fielder, Dunn in the middle. Nice, isn’t it? I still don’t believe it will happen though. I honestly believe the Brewers are going to keep the outfielders they have now (maybe still trade Cam, but probably won’t since the Yankees are re-warming up to Melky Cabrera and the Brewers won’t pay for Cam and Igawa). If they do anything, it will be pitching or infield (namely 3rd and 2nd base options) related.

Other News

- Our Jared participated in a roundtable on Bernie’s Crew’s website. Ch-Check it out.

- Beyond the Box Score talks Turnbow. Basically comes up with the conclusion that Brewer fans knew: He has some nasty stuff when he’s focused, but even then if hitters are patient, he will rarely go inside and they will find something to hit.

- ESPN’s Page 2 sent Wisconsin a card care of C.C. and Brett.

 

Haudricourt Indicates Free Agent Signing Is Near

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Tom Haudricourt was on the radio this morning and reportedly said the Brewers are closing in on signing a lefthanded outfielder.

If it’s Adam Dunn, my offseason will be made. He’s the big lefthanded bat I covet for the Brewers. But it’s pretty unlikely… Dunn’s value will go up considerably after Texeira signs so I doubt he’ll sign with anyone before he hears what the Texiera sweepstake losers have to say. And we’ve heard no rumors that the Brewers are even remotely interested in Dunn anyway.

The Brewers are probably looking to add a fourth outfielder with this signing, not bring in a starter, since they have Braun, Cameron and Hart in the outfield already (and the Cameron trade seemingly fell through). So, let’s look at the lefty outfielders that are without teams at the moment in three conveniently labeled groups.

Nice Players, But Likely Not Heading to Milwaukee
Garret Anderson
Milton Bradley
Adam Dunn
Bobby Abreu
Ken Griffey Jr.

Please, God, NO!
Cliff Floyd
Luis Gonzalez
Jeff Salazar
Jim Edmonds
Corey Patterson
Scott Podsednik
Trot Nixon
Brad Wilkerson

Probably One of These Guys
Greg Norton
Mark Kotsay
Eric Hinske

Any of the three guys in that last list would be serviceable reserves (and Tyler would giggle uncontrollably if it was fellow Menasha native Eric Hinske), but Kotsay is the only one that could play center as well as the corners. Kotsay can also play first base. The Brewers are likely looking to replace Gabe Kapler with a lefthanded bat and Kotsay fits the bill.

It’s worth noting that Kotsay apparently had beef with Ken Macha when Macha managed him in Oakland so that could be an issue, but Jason Kendall also spoke out about Macha in Oakland and apparently is fine with playing for him again, so who knows? It also came out after the fact that Macha argued with Billy Beane to give Kotsay more playing time in Oakland, so perhaps Kotsay has buried the hatchet.

Kotsay seems like the best fit for the Brewers current holes. So, if Haudricourt’s rumor is true, I’d say it’s likely we’ll see Kotsay in a Brewers uniform next year.

EDIT: In retrospect, I’m beginning to doubt it’ll be Kotsay. Kotsay fits the Brewers needs, but he has posted good enough numbers for someone to give him a shot at a starting job probably. So, I doubt he’d sign this early for a back-up role. The Brewers could bring him in if they trade Cameron, but that deal is reportedly dead.

Maybe Tyler’s wet dream will really come true…


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